Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Earthquake - Turkey (Denizli) OCT

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 shook Denizli on Monday, a seismology center said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was near the town of Çameli, in Denizli province, the İstanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lies atop the active North Anatolian fault. Two devastating earthquakes killed about 18,000 people in northwestern Turkey in 1999. In 2003, an earthquake measuring at a magnitude of 6.4 caused the collapse of a school dormitory in Bingöl, in southeast Turkey, killing 83 children. - Source

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