By George Stephens • 03 October 2019 • 9:52
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck the Mediterranean sea, off the coast of western Turkey on Thursday, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
The quake struck at a depth of 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) at 7:44 a.m. local time (0444 GMT) off Greece’s Rhodes island and 57-kilometre off Turkey’s southwestern Muğla province.
The quake was felt in some districts of Muğla and in neighbouring provinces.
Muğla Governor Esengül Civelek said no damage or injuries were reported.
Last week, Turkey’s most populous city Istanbul was shaken by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, causing eight injuries and momentary panic across the city.
Holidaymaker Nigel Harris reported the quake instantly on facebook when the air conditioning unit above his bed came crashing down on his head!
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