Turkey earthquake: 5.2 tremor hits by British holiday hotspot Antalya

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TURKEY has woken up to a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocking the country this morning, around 92km from the popular tourist city of Antalya on the south coast of the country.

On Wednesday morning, a powerful 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region at around 5.21am BST (7.21am). 

The epicenter of the earthquake is said to have taken place 66 km south of popular resort Tekirova in the area of the town of Döşemealtı, Greater Antalya. 

The quake struck around 93.9 km (58.4 mi) south-southeast of Greater Antalya. The quake was felt also in Cyprus, with local media reporting that people evacuated buildings as a precautionary measure.

Initial reports from the US Geological Survey (USGS) state the depth of the quake is around 58.8km, with tremors felt in surrounding areas around the metropolitan area. 

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