Two earthquakes in Aegean Sea jolt Turkey’s west

The Aegean Sea was rocked with a string of earthquakes early on Aug. 1.


The first one was a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that occurred in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes.

The quake's epicenter was 41 kilometers southwest of Muğla's Datça, an isolated resort town located on Turkey's Aegean coasts.

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Tsunamy Alert Issued

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck the Alaska Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said late on Wednesday.

The quake was at a depth of 35 km, USGS added.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System, which said the quake had a magnitude of 8.1, issued a tsunami warning for the U.S. Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.