A powerful earthquake again hit Eastern Turkey

For the third time, eastern Turkey was hit by a powerful earthquake in a month at night. The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the 5.2-magnitude quake struck 48km northwest of Van—a major city still recovering from October 23rd’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 600 persons, while last week’s 5.7-magnitude quake destroyed a hotel and killed at least 27 people.

The last earthquake of Van province, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury, said official news agency Anadolu.

The epicenter was located in the Mollakasim village, the observatory said in a recent earthquake at 12:08 local time statement.

The at a depth of 10km.The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported more than a dozen after the earthquake seismic events during the night, from the force size from 2.4 to 3.9 magnitude.

 

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