Earth­quake shakes tourist spot in Tur­key’s south­west

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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.

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