Another moderate quake shakes western Turkey

A moderate earthquake shook a western port city in Turkey on Tuesday, a day after two strong earthquakes caused slight damage and great panic.

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October 18, 2005 20:29
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A moderate earthquake shook a western port city in Turkey on Tuesday, a day after two strong earthquakes caused slight damage and great panic. The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 rocked the town of Urla near the Aegean port city of Izmir, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. Hundreds of residents were preparing to spend a second night outside, too afraid to go back into their homes, when the temblor hit, media reports said. On Monday, two strong undersea earthquakes and a powerful aftershock shook Izmir, injuring some 30 people who jumped from windows or balconies in panic. Earlier in the day, a moderate earthquake shook the other side of Turkey, causing cracks in some buildings in a southeastern village, authorities said. There were no injuries. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2, was centered on the village of Hidirbaba in the province of Elazig, Kandilli Observatory said. The temblor caused some cracks and slightly damaged at least four buildings in the village, the Anatolia news agency quoted village official Osman Karabulut as saying.



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