An earthquake measuring 4.4 frightened residents of the eastern Turkish Elazig early Thursday morning. Fortunately, the tremors did not serve the cause of death and did not cause significant damage to buildings, according to Anatolia news agency.
Kandilli seismology center, located in Istanbul, has confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 6:19 am on Thursday. Its epicenter was located near Ichme, but tremors were felt in the center of the area.
Elazig Governor Muammer Erol said that the earthquake did not damage, as the strength of aftershocks was negligible.
Last earthquake in Elazig was in June of this year. His strength was 5.4 points, and the tremors were felt in neighboring areas of Malatya, Bingöl, Diyarbakır, Tunceli. But even then, there were no casualties or damage.
In March 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 6 destroyed six villages in Elazig, killing 51 people and leaving hundreds of homes of local residents.