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6.2 magnitude quake shakes western Turkey

Written By THA on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 | 14:48

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit western Turkey today at around 4:10 p.m., according to reports.

The quake, which was felt strongly around Istanbul and other nearby regions, was centered in the Aegean region, daily Hürriyet reported.

The earthquake's epicenter was 80 to 100 km off of Çanakkale, according to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute.

30 seconds

The earthquake lasted about 30 seconds, Çanakkale Gov. Azim Tuna said.

"It moved horizontally, and lasted about 30 seconds," Tuna said. "Çanakkale is a city that is at great risk for earthquakes.”

No casualties have been reported so far. (Hürriyet Daily News)
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