icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits province in Western Turkey

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits province in Western Turkey

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Akhisar district in the Manisa Province of Turkey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.98 kilometers, according to the earthquake department at Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD). About three minutes after the 5.4 magnitude quake in Akhisar, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Kirkagac district. The first quake was felt across multiple provinces included Izmir, Manisa, Aydin and Denizli. Akhisar mayor Besim Dutlulu said he was seeking more information but that there was “no serious problem” in the city center and no news of destroyed buildings. The USGS calculated the magnitude at 5.6.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.