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4.8-magnitude quake rocks W. Turkey.

ANKARA, Jan 28 (KUNA) -- An earthquake measuring 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale jolted Turkey's western Manisa province on Tuesday, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The epicenter of the quake was KirkagaUuA* district at a depth of 11.8 kilometers, it said in a statement. The earthquake was felt by neighboring cities, including Izmir, Aydin, Denizli and Balikesir, it added. An earthquake measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkish province of Elazig on Friday, leaving at least 29 people dead and 1,466 others injured. A powerful earthquake hit the northern city of Izmit in 1999, killing nearly 17,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands others. (end) rs.mt

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