07:33 GMT22 October 2020
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    Turkey is particularly prone to seismic activity as the nation lies on the collision zone of three tectonic plates. This January, 41 people died because of a powerful 6.8-magnitude quake.

    A tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale struck Western Turkey at 13:38:31.6 UTC, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has said.

    The quake was registered 30 kilometres south of Silivri, a city in Istanbul Province. According to the EMSC, it struck at a depth of 12 kilometres.

    So far there have been no reports of casualties or damage caused by the quake which had its epicentre in the Sea of Marmara.

    In January, a 6.8-magnitude quake hit Turkey's Elazig province, claiming the lives of 41 people and injuring more than 1,000.

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