Turkey’s western Manisa province experienced a 5.4 magnitude earthquake at 22.22pm on January 22.
Governor Ahmet Deniz reported that some buildings were damaged and that four people were injured.
A quake’s destructive force depends not only on its strength, but also on location, distance from the epicenter and depth. Quakes can strike near the surface or deep within the Earth. Most quakes occur at shallow depths as did the this one which was recorded at a depth of 6.98 kilometres.
There have been over 100 aftershocks which panicked locals, who abandoned their homes to spend the night outside.
The quake was also felt in the western cities of İzmir, Kusadasi, Aydin and Denizli.
Meanwhile, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake also shook Turkey’s capital early on Jan. 23.