2 earthquakes hit western Turkey


Turkey has reported that 2 earthquakes hit the western province of Manisa earleir today. These earthquakes had preliminary magnitudes of 4.9 and have caused panic in the streets. The first earthquake was centered in the town of Selendi and hit at 4:16 p.m local time, according to the government’s crisis center. The second quake hit about an hour later in the town of Sehzadeler, which was reported as being more shallow. The local media reported that the second earthquake begun some pandamonium, as residents rushed the streets in a panic.

There has not been any damage reported so far. Turkey lies on active fault lines, so the occurance of earthquakes is not a rare one.