Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Quake shakes Turkey's Med coast

The quake was felt in Cyprus.

A magnitude-six earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean south of the Turkish province of Antalya. The quake caused panic, but no damage or casualties were reported.

The Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology centre said the earthquake occurred at 5:21 pm, and was centred some 84 kilometres (52 miles) south-west of the holiday resort of Alanya.

It was also felt in the neighbouring province of Mersin and throughout the island of Cyprus, where people reported items swaying inside their homes.

The Cyprus Geological Survey had a slightly different reading, saying the tremor measured 6.3.

AP

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