05 Dec '11, 9am

alert Earthquake hits Aegean Sea: The quake struck at 0817 GMT, with its epicentre in the A...

ANKARA : An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit the Aegean Sea on Monday, with no reports of casualties or damage, Turkish media reported. The quake struck at 0817 GMT, with its epicentre in the Aegean, the Anatolia news agency said, citing the Istanbul-based Kandilli seismological institute. The tremor was also felt in Turkey's Aegean provinces of Izmir and Aydin, Anatolia said. Professor Orhan Tatar of the national disaster and emergency management centre said the epicentre of the quake was in the Aegean between Turkey's Karaburun peninsula and Greece's Lesbos island. "A big part of the Aegean region is within the quake zone which has active fault lines. ... The region is therefore under an earthquake risk," he was quoted as telling Anatolia. Fatih Aksoy, a local official at Karaburun, told the private NTV television that the quake caused no damage in the main town. Turkey i...

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