Earthquakes of magnitude 5.1, 4.8, and 5.1 struck the Turkish province of Izmir. The first two occurred in the morning on February 1 with a difference of a minute, the third strike followed three hours later, reports the state TV channel TRT.
Earthquakes shook the western part of Turkey, near the Aegean Sea coast.
Turkey’s Emergency Situations and Disaster Management Department (AFAD) reported earlier Monday that the first earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 with an epicenter at a depth of 20.69 km occurred in the Karaburun region of Izmir province. A minute later, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was registered in the same area at a depth of 7 kilometers. Three hours later, a second tremor with a magnitude of 5.1 occurred there.
The local authorities do not report any casualties or damage as a result of the natural disaster.
Turkey is located at the intersection of tectonic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. Last October, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit Izmir, killing 116 people and injuring more than 1,000.