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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits southeast Turkey

TURKEY (OBSERVATORY) – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the southern Turkish city of Adiyaman early Tuesday, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

According to a statement published on the website of the Presidency of the Department of Emergency and Natural Disasters of the Turkish Prime Minister (Avad), the epicenter of the earthquake in the town of “Samsat”, recorded the earthquake at 03.34 local time (12.34 TG), measuring 5.1 degrees.

The Center noted that the epicenter of the earthquake is 9.17 kilometers below the surface of the earth, according to the same statement.

In a statement to Anatolia, Qaimaqam Samat Sadat said that the neighboring states of Adiyaman felt the earthquake.