A moderate earthquake has rattled the Turkish capital Ankara but no reports of death or damage have yet been made, officials say.

The earthquake which measured 4.9 on the Richter scale jolted Ankara, state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

The Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology center spotted the epicenter in the town of Cubuk, some 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of the capital.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.5 and 5.7 on the Richter scale had hit another town in Ankara province last month, causing huge damages to homes.

Two devastating earthquakes killed about 18,000 people in northwestern Turkey in 1999.