UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — Death toll from earthquake in eastern Turkey rises to 8, more than 300 people left injured.
On 23 January, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the western Turkish province of Manisa with no people being injured or killed in the incident, according to provincial Governor Ahmet Deniz.
A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey at 17:55:10 GMT, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 210 kilometres northeast of Gaziantep and 10 kilometres north of Doganyol, Turkey at a depth of two kilometres, according to the centre.
Four people have been killed in the quake, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.
“The earthquake killed four of our citizens – two in the province of Malatya and two in the province of Elazig,” Soylu said in an interview with NTV television.
According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, tents and warm blankets have been sent to the region affected by the quake.
According to the EMSC, the earthquake was felt in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.
“A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Sivrice at 20:55 [17:50 GMT]. The epicentre was located at a depth of 7 kilometres. There is no information about any damage and victims yet”, Mehmet Gulluoglu, the head of the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, said, as aired by the Turkish NTV broadcaster.
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