6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Turkey, no immediate report damage
ANKARA (AP) - Turkey's seismology centre says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has hit an area off Turkey's Aegean coast.
The earthquake was felt in Istanbul and neighbouring regions, but there was no immediate report of any damage.
The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory says the quake occurred at 4:16 p.m. (10.16pm Singapore time) on Tuesday off the coast from Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province. Authorities are still assessing possible damage.
The Athens Geodynamic Institute in Greece put the magnitude at 5.9 and said the quake occurred between the Greek islands of Lemnos and Lesvos, near the Turkish coast. The quake was also mildly felt in Athens. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.