Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Western Turkey

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Western Turkey
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  • calendar-gray 23 January 2020

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), APA reports.

The earthquake took place about 15 kilometers east of Kirkagac, a town in the Aegean region of Turkey.

The quake was at a depth of around 8.6 kilometers.

According to some reports, this earthquake was the fourth one felt in Western Turkey in the last five hours.

"I'm a native born Texan living in Turkey. This was my first real earthquake experience that wasn't a minor tremor. The whole apartment building rumbled, all the light fixtures shook, and things rattled around, even my cats were freaked out and hid. There was noticeable aftershock, but it was minor," one witness said.

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