ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 5.8 magnitude Turkey earthquake today 2013 has just struck west of Cyprus. The Turkey earthquake today December 28, 2013 began fifteen minutes ago, centered out to sea. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 5.8 magnitude Turkey earthquake today began just after 5:21 pm local time. The quake was centered in the water with a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started thirty-two miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS tell news that the quake was fifty miles west of Avsallar. It was fifty-three miles south of Alanya and fifty-five miles south of Manavgat. It began fifty-eight miles south of Tekirova and roughly one hundred twenty-seven miles from Cyprus.
The country has been hit by a series of quakes this year. In November a Turkey earthquake started two miles west of Van. The quake was eighteen miles northeast of Gevas and thirty-seven miles south of Ercis. The quake was also roughly one hundred miles from Armenia.
Another quake struck the same general epicenter in 2011. A 7.2 quake struck eastern Turkey in November that year. The quake was centered ten miles northeast of Van. It was north of Hakkari, south of Karakose and roughly one hundred miles south of Yerevan, Armenia.