5.1-quake hits Aegean Sea
İZMİR – Doğan News AgencyA 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Aegean Sea close to the Greek island of Lesbos at 10.17 a.m. yesterday sent shockwaves across Turkey’s western coasts but did not result in any reported damage.
The epicenter of the quake was located 84 kilometers northwest of Turkey’s Aegean province of İzmir and 35 kilometers southwest of Lesbos, according to foreign web sources.
The Kandilli Observatory of Istanbul’s Bosphorus University said the quake occurred at a depth of six kilometers.
The temblor was felt on Turkey’s Aegean coasts from İzmir to the northwest province of Çanakkale. Residents were caught off guard but took the situation calmly, showing no signs of panic, according to Karaburun District Gov. Fatih Aksoy.
Izmir’s Karaburun district was the closest location on mainland Turkey to the quake’s epicenter.