Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said an earthquake took place in the Mediterranean Sea off southwestern Turkish shores on Tuesday.

In a Twitter post, AFAD said: “”#EARTHQUAKE: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred at 18.38 [1538 GMT] in the Mediterranean Sea off [southwestern] Marmaris shores.”

The disaster agency said it was following developments.

Turkey has been hit by a series of earthquakes since the start of 2020 as a 5.4-magnitude quake jolted western province of Manisa last Wednesday and capital Ankara was rattled by a 4.5-magnitude quake on Thursday.

The worst of the quakes took

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