Mild Quake Shakes N.West Turkey
Nov. 13, 2000
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) _ A quake of preliminary magnitude 4.3 jolted northwest Turkey on Monday, terrifying residents who hours earlier had commemorated the victims of a massive earthquake last year.
The temblor struck Duzce at 5:12 a.m., sending people rushing out of their homes, NTV news channel reported. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Duzce to remember the nearly 900 people killed in a 7.2-magnitude quake on Nov. 12 last year. It was the second massive quake to hit Turkey in 1999.
Duzce is located about 115 miles east of Istanbul.
Some 2,000 people still live in tents in the area, and more than 27,000 are housed in prefabricated homes.
Most of Turkey lies on the active Anatolian fault