4.3 earthquake in southern Turkey

An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale occurred off the Gazipaşa coast in Antalya, on Friday morning and was felt across many regions of Cyprus.

The quake occurred at 5:57, Cyprus time.

Sources at the Kandilli Observatory stated that the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.3. 

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, AFAD determined the depth of the earthquake to be 3.32 km below sea level, and 82.60 km from Gazipasha district.

There were no reports of material or human damage.

The earthquake came after an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the eastern Mediterranean region to the west of the island of Cyprus, and was felt by residents in areas extending from Turkey to Egypt, passing through Lebanon and Jordan.

Turkey lies on major seismic fault lines. It was previously hit by devastating earthquakes, one of which was near Istanbul in 1999, killing more than 17,000 people and injuring about 45,000 others.

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