No reports of Dutch people injured in earthquake Bodrum
Photo: NU.nl/Hanneke Willigers
The area of the Turkish city of Bodrum is Tuesday morning again rocked by an earthquake. The quake had a strength of 5.3 on the Richter scale. As yet there are no reports of Dutch casualties.
Bodrum is a popular holiday resort, where during the summer months, also many Dutch people go on holiday.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about fifteen miles southeast of Bodrum, at a depth of about ten kilometers, reports the U.s. Geological survey.
Experts speaking Tuesday from an aftershock of the quake that the region on 21 July hit. “We had expected”, said seismoloog Gerasimos Houliaras for the Greek radio.
No need to panic
At the ministry of Buitenlanse Affairs in The Hague are still no notifications were received from travellers in the region, and also travel companies TUI and Corendon report that there is no panic and damage in the present Population.
“The ministry keeps the situation in and around Bodrum, closely monitoring” reports a spokesperson. The earthquake was Tuesday morning place and had a strength of 5.3.
It stays on this time, thousands of vacationers via Corendon in Bodrum and the surrounding area. “There are no guests of Corendon affected or by Corendon contracted hotels damaged.”
“Fortunately, all in all it’s very big,” says a spokesman of TUI Nederland. The tour guide of TUI going to hotels to any questions of travelers to answer.
On the 21st of July was the south-west coast of Turkey hit by a very heavy earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7. On the nearby Greek island of Kos fell, therefore, at least two dead. 120 people were injured. In June fell on the Greek island of Lesvos a dead by an earthquake with a strength of 6.3.
Map of the testimonies received so far following the #earthquake M5.3 in Western Turkey 41 min ago
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