Strong quake shakes Turkey's Aegean coast

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook a port city in western Turkey on Monday, sending terrified residents running from their

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 17, 2005 10:01
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook a port city in western Turkey on Monday, sending terrified residents running from their homes and causing minor damage, reports said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The earthquake struck at 8:45 a.m. and was centered in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Izmir, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. Two aftershocks with preliminary magnitudes of 4.1 and 3.0 followed. Gov. Oguz Kagan Koksal said there were no immediate report of injuries and authorities were evaluating the damage across the province. There were no immediate reports of damage in the ancient city of Ephesus, which lies just outside Selcuk, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Izmir. Ephesus was part of Ionian Greece in its early days and now is in predominantly Muslim Turkey. Quakes are frequent in Turkey, which lies on the active North Anatolian fault. Ruptures in the fault caused two quakes in August and November 1999 that killed some 18,000 people and devastated large parts of northwestern Turkey.



More about:Turkey, Greece

Related Content

Angela Merkel
August 21, 2018
More refugees find jobs in Germany, integration going 'pretty well'

By REUTERS