Quake shakes Turkish beach towns

June 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM

MUGLA, Turkey, June 10 (UPI) -- Beaches along Turkey's Mediterranean coast were evacuated after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook the region, authorities said Sunday.

The quake was followed by two aftershocks registering 6.0 and 4.9, the Kandill Observatory and Earthquake Research Center in Istanbul reported.

Although there was no tidal wave as a result of the Sunday afternoon shaking, beachgoers in the popular tourist area were moved inland temporarily.

Sunday's Zaman said no major damage was reported in Mugla or the surrounding vicinity. There were media reports that some frightened citizens were hurt in what was described as a panic sparked by the quake.

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