Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Turkey's western Balikesir

Wednesday 1441/4/14 - 2019/12/11
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Ankara, December 11, 2019, SPA -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 rocked the western Turkish province of Balikesir late Tuesday.
According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the quake struck Balikesir's Akcakoy district at 11:14 p.m. (0814 GMT) from a depth of 7 kilometers (4.3 miles). The magnitude of the earthquake was initially reported as 4.6, but the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute later revised the measure to 5.0.
Soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by a series of nine aftershocks ranging from between a magnitude 4.5 to 1.9.
Speaking to reporters, Balikesir Governor Ersin Yazici said no injuries or damages had so far been reported. "Our emergency response teams are present in Akcakoy, the epicenter of the earthquake. They have reported no signs of damage," he said.
--SPA
02:58 LOCAL TIME 23:58 GMT
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