Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey
A moderate earthquake that hit southeast Turkey sent people out into the streets in panic on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Earthquake in Turkey Today: A moderate earthquake that hit southeast Turkey sent people out into the streets in panic on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the magnitude 5.0 quake was centred in the town of Poturge in Malatya province.
State-run Anadolu Agency reported that the earthquake was felt in several neighboring provinces and some people rushed out of their homes, fearing a building collapse. We have not received any negative news concerning the earthquake up to now,? Anadolu quoted Malatya Governor Aydin Barus as saying.
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Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, which sits atop two major fault lines. In January, a powerful earthquake centred in the neighbouring province of Elazig province killed 41 people, including four in Malatya.
Turkey's worst quake in decades came in 1999, when a pair of strong earthquakes struck in the northwest, killing around 18,000 people.
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