4.8 and 4.7 quakes shake Turkey’s west
KÜTAHYA - Anatolia News Agency
Residents in Simav district left their houses in panic and waited outside. AA photoTwo consecutive earthquakes, measuring 4.8 and 4.7 on the Richter scale, shook the western province of Kütahya at 13:10 yesterday afternoon, causing no significant damage.
The epicenter of the initial temblor was located some five kilometers underneath İnlice village in the district of Simav, according to the Kandilli Observatory of Istanbul’s Bosphorus University, although reports indicate the quake was also felt in neighboring Eskişehir province as well.
Simav District Gov. Yüksel Ünal said the quakes did not cause any material damage or loss of life. Meanwhile, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of Greece yesterday.