Fairly powerful quake shakes western Turkey; no damage reported
ISTANBUL (AFP) Jul 07, 2003
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale late Sunday shook the Dardanelles and the western Turkish town of Canakkale without causing damage, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The epicentre was located in the Saros Gulf, in the north of the Aegean Sea on the border between Turkey and Greece, according to the Kandilli seismological research centre at the University of the Bosphorus, the agency said.

Television channels showed inhabitants of Canakkale out in the streets after a wave of panic caused by what local governor Suleyman Kamci was quoted as saying was a "strong" tremor.

The quake was felt in several neighbouring provinces, but no damage was reported.