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Earthquake shakes southwest Turkey

Staff Writer |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has shaken southwestern Turkey near the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum, the U.S. Geological Survey says.

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It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured. The quake struck on Tuesday some 15 kilometres southeast of Bodrum, the USGS said.

Bodrum is a popular resort for both Turks and foreigners on holidays during the summer months.

The earthquake is the latest to rock the Aegean region this summer.

Last month, a powerful quake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos, sending tourists fleeing into the streets and causing disruption in Bodrum as well.

In June, a powerful 6.3 magnitude quake struck Turkey's western coast and the Greek island of Lesbos, killing one person and rattling buildings from the Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens.


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