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Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Turkish Mediterranean Coast

A USGS ‘shakemap’ of the earthquake epicenter on Oct. 19. 

A USGS ‘shakemap’ of the earthquake epicenter on Oct. 19. 

Source: USGS

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Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Turkish Mediterranean coast on Tuesday, Turkey’s disaster management agency said. There was no immediate report of any damage or casualties.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate said the undersea quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck 189 kilometers (117 miles) off the resort town of Kas, in Antalya province. It occurred at 8:32 a.m..