An earthquake of 5.1 magnitudes hit Turkey’s Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, damaging 35 buildings in the city

The earthquake hit the Saruhanli and GolMarmara districts of Manisa at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and the effects were felt in neighboring towns and cities as well.

Golmarmara district governor Zeyit Sener said the quake caused heavy damage to 15 buildings while 20 others were also lightly damaged and Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) already brought 30 tents to the area and took necessary precautions.

Kerem Kınık, the head of Turkey’s Red Crescent relief organization, said on Twitter that the disaster coordination center was carrying out evaluations. AFAD said the quake had struck at 16:53 GMT.

Source:  Daily Sabah

 

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