An earthquake with a lenght of 4.1 shook one area some 145 kilometers (90 miles) from Datça, a district of Province of southwestern Turkey of Mugla, on Monday. Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the earthquake, which occurred at 9:38 a.m. (6:38 GMT) local time, was at a depth of 7.3 kilometers in the Aegean Sea.
It was the second earthquake in two days near Datça and no casualties or substantial damage reported in That is. Sunday, an earthquake of a magnitude of 4.2 was felt in Datça after hitting a area some 139 kilometers from the coast of the district.
Datça is used to tremors in the Aegean Sea as it stands in Close proximity to fault lines across the sea. grand earthquake was on December 26, 2021, at magnitude of 5.5 some 383 kilometers from the district.
Turkey, a seated country on various active fault lines, reinforced inspections of buildings and put in place regulations to boost safety of new buildings after the infamous 1999 earthquake that killed thousands in Istanbul and neighboring provinces.
In 2020, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 in Izmir, some 280 kilometers north of Datça, killed 115 people in one of the largest earthquakes in hit the country in years.
Also in 2020, Datça was shaken by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, which was followed by more more than 400 replicas. Experts say that the seismic activity near Datça comes mainly from its geographical location history like a region with many volcanic islands. volcanic islands stretch from Datça to Greece, in a region home several fault lines. Experts say some have the ability to generate earthquakes of a lenght of 6.5 and higher. They warn of an earthquake of such magnitude can generate tsunamis on the Aegean coasts of Turkey, a popular holiday destination and home for millions.