Major earthquakes hit Turkey’s Çanakkale

Major earthquakes hit Turkey’s Çanakkale

Major earthquakes hit Turkey’s Çanakkale

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck the Marmara province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district at 1:38 p.m. on Feb. 6, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement, Doğan News Agency has reported. 

The quake’s depth was measured at around 9.25 kilometers. 

Earlier in the morning, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake, centered beneath the Aegean Sea, shook the Turkish coast. The quake damaged a number of houses in five villages and injured at least four people, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. 

The earthquake then struck off the coast of Ayvacık at 6:51 a.m., according to the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory’s seismology center. It was followed by a magnitude 4.2 aftershock.

Some homes in the villages of Taşagil, Tuzla, Yukarı, Çam and Gülpınar, near Ayvacık, were damaged or demolished. At least four people were injured.