5.5 Quake Hits South Easterm Turkey

Istanbul, – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit a town in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, officials said.

The Disaster and Emergency Management said the earthquake was centered in the town of Samat, in Adiyaman province. It was followed by four more temblors, the strongest measuring 4.4.

At least five people were injured in the quake, which knocked down some buildings in the town, news reports quoted Yusuf Firat, the mayor of Samsat as saying.

There was no immediate report of any fatalities, he added. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency