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Business News/ News / World/  Earthquake Today: Magnitude 5.6 quake hits central Turkey, no immediate reports of casualties
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Earthquake Today: Magnitude 5.6 quake hits central Turkey, no immediate reports of casualties

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred in the town of Sulusaray, in Tokat province, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital, Ankara

Turkey is crossed by active fault lines and earthquakes are frequent.Premium
Turkey is crossed by active fault lines and earthquakes are frequent.

A moderately-strong earthquake struck central Turkey on Thursday, the country’s disaster management agency said. It was not immediately clear if it caused any casualties or damage.

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred in the town of Sulusaray, in Tokat province, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, or AFAD.

It was felt in neighboring provinces, according to HaberTurk television.

Turkey is crossed by active fault lines and earthquakes are frequent.

A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck parts of southern Turkey and neighboring Syria last year, killing more than 59,000 people.

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Published: 18 Apr 2024, 10:08 PM IST
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