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5.3-magnitude earthquake hits southern Turkey's resort province Antalya
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The Xinhua reported that the Turkish disaster agency said, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off Turkey's Mediterranean resort province Antalya on Wednesday.

The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said, the earthquake jolted at 6:21 a.m. local time (0921 GMT) in a depth of 39.52 km and its epicenter was the Alanya district.

The agency added, there have been no reports of damage or casualties after the earthquake.

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The Xinhua notedt that Turkey is a seismically active country within the complex zone of collision between the Eurasian Plate and both the African and Arabian Plates.

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The AFAD recorded more than 33,000 earthquakes in 2020 alone, including 322 with magnitude 4.0 and higher.

Source: xinhua