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2 earthquakes strike off coast of southwestern Turkey

2 earthquakes strike off coast of southwestern Turkey
No damage or casualties reported so far, says disaster agency

By Muhammed Boztepe

ANKARA (AA) – Two separate earthquakes struck off Turkey's southwestern coast early Tuesday, according to the country’s disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the first quake, with a magnitude of 4.3, was recorded off the coast of the town of Datca in Mugla province at 2 a.m. local time (0000GMT).

It was at a depth of 24.21 kilometers (15 miles), it added.

A second temblor, which measured 4.1 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the Aegean Sea at 02:56 local time (0037GMT).

The quake was at a depth of 3.19 kilometers (nearly 2 miles) and its epicenter was some 45.62 kilometers (28.34 miles) off Datca, according to AFAD.

There have been no reports of damage or casualties so far, it said.

*Writing by Busra Nur Cakmak

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