Two earthquakes in Izmir, Turkey

Two earthquakes occurred at one minute intervals in the Aegean Sea, off the district of Karaburun in Izmir, Turkey on Monday.

According to information made on the website of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the first earthquake took place at 8.46am off Karaburun district of Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city at a magnitude of 5.1 and a depth of 20.69 kilometers. 

A minute later, the second earthquake was recorded at 8.47am with a magnitude of 4.8 and a depth of 7 kilometers. 

No casualties or significant damage was reported.  

The region has continued to be hit by tremors during the day, with the latest one reported at 4.10 p.m. local time.

Many aftershocks were also recorded following the tremors.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active zones. Last October, a powerful earthquake with magnitude 6.6 hit Izmir, killing at least 116 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

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