Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

Tue 24 April 2018 04:56 GMT | 04:56 Local Time

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early Tuesday.

According to the Turkish Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the quake struck at 3:34 a.m. (0034 GMT) at a depth of 7 kilometers.

Samsat district governor Sedat Sezik told Anadolu Agency the earthquake was felt in neighboring cities, adding search and rescue activities have begun in the province as AFAD teams are reaching the quake site.

Following the quake, eight aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 1.4 to 2.7 were experienced within an hour.

Some buildings in nearby villages and districts were damaged, and Sezik said the quake was felt in Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, and Diyarbakir.

There have been no reports of casualties so far.

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