Istanbul (dpa) – A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit south-western Turkey
on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake
in Acipayam, in the province of Denizli, was followed by two
The US Geological Service (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude at 5.7
and said it took place at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The impact of the quake was felt throughout the Aegean region and
south of the Marmara Sea, state news agency Anadolu reported.
Turkey lies on major fault lines and has suffered devastating
earthquakes in the past, including one near Istanbul in 1999 that
killed more than 17,000 people.