5 earthquakes shake Aegean Sea off Turkey’s Mugla coast

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Five earthquakes jolted Turkey’s Aegean region on early Monday, according to the nation’s disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said a magnitude 4.8 quake occurred at 3.30 a.m. local time (0030GMT) at a depth of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles).

It struck 173 kilometers (107 miles) off the coast of Datca district in Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla.

A second earthquake with a 4.2 magnitude struck in the Aegean Sea at 3.44 a.m. local time, AFAD said.

The Turkish agency reported another earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude in the Aegean Sea at 07.11 a.m. local time.

It said a total of five quakes — three of them over magnitude 4 — have occurred in the region since the first one struck at 03.30 a.m. Monday.

No casualties or damage have been reported.

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