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A strong earthquake in eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake in eastern Turkey, in the province of Mus. Strong tremors were observed three times — 5.1 on the Richter scale at 10:14 am local time, 3.7 points in 11:08, and 4.5 points in 11:16.

1news.az reports with reference to Turkish media, the tremors caused panic among the residents of Mush.

As a result of aftershocks hardest hit rural areas, where houses were made of adobe bricks.

This was announced by the head of the municipality Geryukmez Farid, who personally manages dismantling rubble.

At the epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at a depth of 5.4

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In eastern Turkey earthquake magnitude 5.2

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred on Wednesday in eastern Turkey, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 40 kilometers south-east of the city of Elazig, his focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

One of the most devastating earthquakes in Turkey occurred on 17 August 1999 in the area of the Sea of Marmara. Natural disaster, according to official figures, killed about 18,000 people. Total damage from the earthquake authorities estimated at 8.5 billion dollars.

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