An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4, shook Turkey’s Aegean coast today shaking residents and tourists in their sleep but causing no injuries or serious damage.
The quake which was centred in the bay of Gokova rocked the seaside resort towns of Marmaris, Bodrum, Didim, Fethiye and Datca in the Mugla province, the Kandilli Observatory said.
The quake also shook the Greek island of Kos.
The Athens Geodynamic Institute said it registered a higher preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and the epicentre was in the Aegean seabed.
Many residents and tourists, who were woken from sleep, rushed into the streets in panic.
“It started with a roar like a sound effect in a movie,” said Adil Erdem, a resident in Datca. “Then, it began shaking the house strongly, we immediately ran outside.”
Several other moderate tremblors, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook the area afterwards.