Earthquake shakes tourist spot in Turkey’s southwest
Istanbul, Turkey - A tourist region in southwestern Turkey was shaken by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, the American geological institute USGS said, but local authorities did not report any victims or damage. The earthquake occurred 14km southeast of Bodrum, one of the busiest tourist resorts on the Turkish Aegean, at a depth of 10km, USGS said.
Several residents fled their homes for fear of buildings collapsing, according to NTV, a Turkish television channel.
Turkey, situated on major seismic faultlines, is regularly hit by earthquakes. The Aegean coast has suffered several quakes above 5-magnitude since the start of the year.