13 June 2022

Magnitude 5 Quake Jolts Eastern Turkey

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Ankara, June 13 (QNA) - A magnitude 5 earthquake struck Turkey's eastern Van province, the country's disaster agency reported late Sunday.
Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake took place in the province's Tusba district.
It was measured at a depth of 18.36 kilometers about (11.4 miles), according to AFAD.
There are no reports of injury or major damage so far.
Last Friday, the Van province was hit by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake, which caused no casualties.
Turkey sits atop two major fault lines and earthquakes are frequent. In 1999, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's northwest, killing more than 17,000 people.
On Oct. 30, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked western Izmir province, killing 115 people and injuring 1034 others. (QNA)


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