By Boulent Mustafa
At around 5.30pm on Saturday evening, a quake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale hit
Turkey’s Antalya region and . While many reported feeling
the tremors, the authorities in Cyprus Turkey,
North and South Cyprus confirmed there had
been no casualties or structural damage to properties.
According to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (pictured), the epicentre of the earthquake was in the
Sea at a depth of 87km. The tremors were most acute in the popular
tourist resort of Alanya, just 52 miles away from the quake’s epicentre, with
the shockwaves felt as far afield as Mersin, east of Alanya and throughout the
island of Cyprus.
Following the 30 second quake, police took panicked calls from residents, who reported of items had been swaying in their homes and businesses. Four after-shocks were also recorded, which the Geological Survey Department in
South Cyprus said measured 3.0 in magnitude.
Date: Monday 30 December 2013