More earthquakes and tremors shock Turkey

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A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Manisa early Sunday, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). A number of aftershocks jolted the area following the earthquake, it added. No information on casualties have been reported.

Anadolu news agency reports that the earthquake occurred in the Akhisar district at 3.23 a.m. Turkish time (GMT1223) at a depth of six kilometers (3.7 miles), said AFAD.

Turkey has been hit by a series of earthquakes since the start of 2020 as a 5.4 magnitude quake Jan. 22 jolted Manisa and Ankara was rattled Jan. 23 by a 4.5-magnitude tremor.

The worst of the quakes took place Friday of last week, when eastern Elazig province was hit with a 6.8-magnitude earthquake which led to deaths of 41 people and injured 1,600 others. The tremors were also felt in neighboring countries, including Georgia and Syria.

Via Anadolu News Agency 

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