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    Two Earthquakes Hit Turkey North-East of Capital Ankara, Striking Three Minutes Apart

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    The first tremor reportedly struck at 9:00 AM north-east of Ankara, the capital of Turkey; it was followed by another quake at 9:03 AM local time.

    A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit on Saturday morning in Çankırı Province northeast of the Turkish capital. It was followed by a 4.8-magnitude tremor just three minutes later, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.

    The first earthquake struck at a depth of 13.66 kilometres while the second occurred 4.13 kilometres beneath the surface.

    A Twitter user posted a video where a chandelier in her flat is seen trembling.

    Local media quoted local governor, Hamdi Bilge Aktas, as saying that citizens shouldn't be concerned, as nothing has negatively affected the area so far.

    Echoing his word, Başkanı Hasan Sopacı, the mayor of Çerkeş, a town affected by the quakes, said the tremors had caused no damage.

    A month ago, a 5.8-magnitude quake hit southwestern Turkey, 52 km to the east of Denizli.


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