Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 strikes in Denizli Turkey

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A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has struck in Denizli Turkey on Wednesday morning. This was confirmed by Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Two aftershocks of magnitude 4.8 and 4.5 were recorded following the earthquake which struck the Acıpayam district at 9:34 a.m. local time at a depth of 11.3 kilometers (7.0 miles).

Neighboring provinces of Izmir and Antalya were also disturbed by the earthquake.

Speaking to Turkish broadcaster NTV, Mayor of Acıpayam Hulusi Şevkan said:

“There is no loss of life or wounded. There are reports that some wooden houses have been damaged.”

He also revealed that precautions are being taken to avoid further structural damage resulting from aftershocks.