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  1. Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shakes southwest Turkey’s Bodrum, says report

Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shakes southwest Turkey’s Bodrum, says report

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook the southwestern Turkish town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

By: | Istanbul | Published: August 8, 2017 2:19 PM
Bodrum is a popular resort and it throngs with Turks and foreigners on holidays during the summer months.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook the southwestern Turkish town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was not immediately clear whether there were any injuries. The quake struck some 15 kilometres (about 9 miles) southeast of the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum, the USGS said. Bodrum is a popular resort and it throngs with Turks and foreigners on holidays during the summer months.

More details are awaited.

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