Natural hazards

4.5-magnitude quake hits off Crete

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck 87 kilometers south of Ierapetra on the island of Crete on Wednesday at 4.09 a.m., according to the National Observatory of Athens' Geodynamic Institute.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 5 and occurred at a depth of 13.97 kilometers.

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean region early on May 19, according to the nation's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast of the Datca district in Turkey's southwestern province of Muğla at 2.22 a.m. local time (2322GMT).

6.6 Magnitude Earthquake near Cuba

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred near Cuba today, according to Reuters, citing the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

The strong earthquake was a depth of 2 kilometers, with an epicenter 48 kilometers southeast of Baracoa municipality, in the easternmost part of the island.

So far there are no data on injured people and material damage.

Earthquake in Ankara

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the Anatolian Agency reported. The epicenter of the earthquake is located in the Akyurt region.
The quake was registered at 02.27 local time. Its hearth is at a depth of about 14 km.

Earthquake in Zagreb

Zagreb and its environs were shaken by a 3.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale. The quake occurred at 9.52am local time today, according to the Index news site. Seven minutes later, a new, weaker 2.3 magnitude earthquake was registered, BTA reported.

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattles Istanbul

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck near Istanbul, Turkey early on April 14. 

The quake occurred off the Black Sea coast of Arnavutköy district at 2.56 a.m. local time (2356GMT), according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

It had a depth of 7.03 kilometers (4.3 miles), according to officials.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

New Earthquake Shook Zagreb

A new 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook Zagreb this morning, according to the Index website. Its depth was 2 kilometers.

The quake lasted a few seconds, BTA reported. 35 earthquakes were recorded since yesterday.

A day ago, the Croatian capital was shaken by two other earthquakes, which caused serious damage.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck the eastern Elazığ province of Turkey on March 19.

The quake, which occurred at 8.53 p.m. local time (1753GMT), had a depth of 21.34 kilometers, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

There are no reports of casualties or damage so far.