5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Izmir, Turkey

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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Izmir, the western Turkey.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) said in a statement on Tuesday that the earthquake occurred at 07:00 (3 GMT) in the Urla region.

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It added that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.97 kilometers under the sea and 56.18 kilometers from the Urla region.

The governor of Izmir Yavuz Koçgar said in a statement that the earthquake did not result in any injuries or material losses.