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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off western Turkey

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6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Turkey, Greece; 10 injured

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 shook western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, injuring at least 10 people and damaging buildings, authorities said.

The earthquake's epicenter was in the Aegean Sea at a very shallow depth of seven kilometers (some four miles) and hit at 3:28 p.m. (1228 GMT), Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management said. At least 25 aftershocks were recorded. Tremors were felt in densely populated Istanbul and in the western Turkish provinces of Izmir.

Authorities in Lesbos said dozens of homes were damaged in parts of the island and some roads were closed. At least 10 people were injured in the village of Vrisa, Greek authorities said.

"We are advising residents in affected areas of Lesbos to remain outdoors until buildings can be inspected," senior seismologist Efthimios Lekkas said.

More: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/62-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-western-turkey-greek-island-47983180

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