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At least five die in eastern Turkey quake

Monday, March 08, 2010 09:59:15 AM, BNO News

Ankara: At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Monday, seismologists and officials said.

 

The Kandilli Earthquake Research Institute and Observatory said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centered about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) deep, making it an extremely shallow tremor. The epicenter was located about 21 kilometers (13 miles) south-southeast of the city of Elazig. It happened at 4.32 a.m. local time.

 

The extend of the damage and casualties were not immediately clear. A provincial governor told CNN Turk that at least five people were killed in one town. The channel said the earthquake, which was unusually powerful for the region, was widely felt.

 

A series of small aftershocks were felt in the region, and are expected to continue for days or weeks. The largest had a preliminary magnitude of 4.1.

 

No tsunami warnings were issued because the epicenter of the earthquake was located on land, and the magnitude would have been too low to spark a tsunami threat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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