No casualties reported after 5.7 magnitude quake hits southeast Turkey: Observatory

People stand on the debris of their collapsed house after an earthquake hit villages in Baskale town in Van province, Turkey, at the border with Iran. (File photo: AP)

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook southeast Turkey’s Malatya province on Tuesday, the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.

It said that the quake struck at a depth of about 5 kilometers. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said the quake was magnitude 5.2.

The mayor of Puturge, at the epicenter of the quake, told broadcaster CNNTurk it had caused some damage, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 05 August 2020 KSA 05:47 - GMT 02:47
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