Seismology

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey early on Aug. 12, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Iğdır province at 02.29 a.m. local time (1129GMT).

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.47 kilometers (4 miles), said AFAD.

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).

Moderate quakes off Crete and Zakynthos

Two undersea quakes occurred off Greek islands on Saturday, the first in the Aegean, off Crete, and the second in the Ionian Sea close to Zakynthos.

The first tremor, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, struck the seabed off the southeastern coast of Crete at 5.30 a.m., according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory.

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Greek island Crete

An earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on May 2, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said but there were no reports of casualties or damage.

The magnitude 5.9 quake was at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), EMSC said. The center first reported the quake at a strong 6.5 magnitude.

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