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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes SW Türkiye

According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck the southwest Turkish province of Mula late on Wednesday. The announcement states that the earthquake happened around 11 p.m. Near the Aegean Sea off the coast of Datça, it was 54 kilometers (33.5 miles) deep at local time (8 p.m. GMT).

Due to its location on several active fault lines, including the Northern Anatolia Fault (NAF), which connects the Anatolian and Eurasian tectonic plates, Turkey is renowned as one of the seismically active regions in the world. Two crucial measures to protect against disasters are disaster preparedness and government initiatives for urban regeneration, which include the rehabilitation of old, outdated buildings.

Two large earthquakes that occurred in the southeast of Turkey in February claimed the lives of over 50,000 people and had an impact on 14 million others. People in northern Syria were also impacted by the earthquake.

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