Divers places: Western Turkey, near ancient city of Ephesus, rattled by twin earthquakes

December 27, 2011TURKEY – Two earthquakes occurring three hours apart caused a short-lived panic in the Kuşadası district of Aydın, a western province in Turkey near the old biblical city of Ephesus. The quakes, which registered 4.3 and 4.0 in magnitude, did not cause any loss of life or property damage. The Kandilli Observatory at Boğaziçi University and the Earthquake Research Institute said that the magnitude 4.3 tremor occurred at 7:59 on Tuesday morning. The second quake occurred at 9:51 a.m. The tremors were felt in Kuşadası, Selçuk, central Aydın and in the city of İzmir. “No negative consequences were suffered as a result of the earthquakes,” Kuşadası District Governor Mustafa Esen said. He also called on the relevant authorities and the press to refrain from statements that might cause panic in the public. –Today’s Zaman
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