Turkey’s southern coast struck by 5.5 magnitude earthquake

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s southern Antalya province located on the Mediterranean coast on Saturday, the Kandilli Observatory reported.

The earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 93.3 km (58 miles), was felt in neighbouring provinces, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.

The Jerusalem Post reported the jolt wasfelt in Israel, sending a tremor through buildings in multiple places across the country.

There are no reports of casualties or damage to buildings, Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı said on Twitter.

Residents were permitted to leave their homes after the earthquake, despite a nation-wide curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic.