Several hurt as quake rattles southwest Turkey
October 5, 1999
From staff and wire reports
ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) -- A moderate 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the southwestern coast of Turkey early on Tuesday, and according to early reports, more than a dozen people were injured, the state-run Anatolian news agency said.
Most of the injured were hurt when they leapt from the balconies of their homes in panic, Anatolian said.
The quake struck shortly before 4 a.m. (0100 GMT) and was centered near the popular tourist resort of Marmaris.
On August 17, a massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake killed more than 14,000 people in Turkey, and left thousands of buildings in Istanbul and other cities uninhabitable.
A number of smaller quakes and tremors have followed the larger one. Thousands of people slept outdoors, fearing that the buildings they lived in might collapse.
In mid-September, a 5.8 magnitude aftershock struck northwestern Turkey, shaking much of the same area shattered by the August quake. Several people were killed, and more than 200 were injured.
Reuters contributed to this report.
Hundreds injured in Turkey's second deadly quake in month
DISASTER RELIEF SITES:
Turkish Republic Earthquake Relief Fund
Survivor message site (in Turkish)
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