Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Southern Turkey
Ankara – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off Turkey’s Mediterranean resort province Antalya on Wednesday, the Turkish disaster agency said.
“The earthquake jolted at 6:21 a.m. local time (0921 GMT) in a depth of 39.52 km and its epicenter was the Alanya district”, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
“There have been no reports of damage or casualties after the earthquake”, the agency added.
Turkey is a seismically active country within the complex zone of collision between the Eurasian Plate and both the African and Arabian Plates.
The AFAD recorded more than 33,000 earthquakes in 2020 alone, including 322 with magnitude 4.0 and higher.