Two earthquakes with magnitudes over 4 shake Turkey’s Gökova Bay
Map: EMSCTwo earthquakes with magnitudes of over 4 shook the Gökova Bay off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Aug. 18, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has stated.
The first earthquake with a 4.2-magnitude hit the Gökova Bay at 3.47 p.m. at a depth of 7 kilometers, according to AFAD.
It was followed by another 4.5-magnitude quake at 5.10 p.m. in the same region, at the depth of 16.7 kilometers.
The region has been struck by several earthquakes in recent weeks, with a 5.1-magnitude hitting it on Aug. 8. At least 490 quakes were recorded in the aftermath of the tremor.
The 5.1-magnitude earthquake came less than three weeks after the Aegean resort was rattled by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on July 21.
At least two people, including one Turkish citizen, were killed on the Greek island of Kos by the strong earthquake. The earthquake was felt in the Aegean province of Muğla and its districts.