Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes western Turkey’s Denizli: No Casualties Reported

Strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday morning. This was confirmed by Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the earthquake struck the Acıpayam region at 9:34 a.m. local time at a profundity of 11.3 kilometers (7.0 miles which was focused in the town of Acipayam, in Denizli area, and was additionally felt in neighboring provinces.. It was trailed by two consequential convulsions estimating 4.8 and 4.5.

Neighboring provinces of Izmir and Antalya were also disturbed by the earthquake.Speaking to Turkish broadcaster NTV, Mayor of Acıpayam Hulusi Şevkan said:

Hasan Karahan, Denizli Gov said three people were hurt by falling bricks or after jumping from balconies. Acıpayam Mayor Hulusi Şevkan said immediately after the quake that some houses in the town had been damaged.

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