5.1-magnitude quake shakes western Turkey
ISTANBULA 5.1-magnitude quake centered in the Aegean Sea struck western Turkey on May 25, one day after a more powerful quake in the same area.
The temblor occurred at 2:38 p.m. in the Saroz Gulf and was felt in western cities, including Istanbul, Doğan News Agency has reported.
On May 24, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Greece, sending panicked residents into the streets in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria.
In Turkey, about about 270 people were hospitalized, most with minor injuries, as a tremor shook buildings, according to the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
The quake also rattled Turkey's most populous city, Istanbul, as well as the Aegean coastal city of İzmir and the popular tourism province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.