Two new quakes hit Turkey northwest

No reports of casualties or loss of property, says governor of Canakkale province near the epicenter, as earthquakes come as aftershocks of a major tremor on Saturday

Two new quakes hit Turkey northwest

World Bulletin/News Desk

Earthquakes measuring 4.8 and 4.5 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's northwest Aegean region on Sunday afternoon, a day after a major 6.5-magnitude tremor, Turkey's official emergency agency has said.

The quakes were felt in a large area covering several cities, including Canakkale, Bursa, Balikesir, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Agency said.

It said that the 4.8-magnitude earthquake was felt at 14:38 local time with the epicenter at Saros Bay in the Aegean Sea.

Just nine minutes later, the other quake struck the town of Eceabat in Canakkale province.

Canakkale Governor Ahmet Cinar told Anadolu Agency there were no reports of casualties or loss of property in the Aegean city.

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook Gokceada Island located in Turkey's northwest Aegean region on Saturday at 12:25 local time, causing fear and panic among the residents of Turkey’s northwest coast.

It resulted in nearly 300 mostly minor injuries, and no deaths were reported.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mayıs 2014, 18:00