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Turkey: A magnitude 5 earthquake hit Siirt city


According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, a magnitude 5 earthquake has hit Turkey’s southeastern city of Siirt.

On Thursday, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, or AFAD, reported no instant reports of fatalities or damage from the earthquake that struck at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) at 8:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m. GMT). According to The Associated Press, a magnitude five quake is a mid-ranking earthquake that could cause important damage.

It should be noted that Siirt is a majority-Kurdish city in eastern Turkey, near the border with Syria and Iran. In fact, the earthquakes are prevalent over Turkey that is traversed by various fault lines.

Moreover, last week, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the eastern Malaya province, but fortunately no fatalities were reported. Previous in the year, two deadly earthquakes hit the country, and one killed 117 people in Izmir, whereas another killed 41 in Elazig province.

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