Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's central Nigde province Sunday, the country’s disaster agency reported.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred at 10.08 p.m. local time (GMT1908) and was centered in Obruk village of Bor district. It took place 6.97 kilometers below the surface.

Nigde Governor Yilmaz Sahin arrived in the village and extended his wishes for a speedy recovery to those affected, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to an initial evaluation, seven homes were damaged by the earthquake, the governor’s office said in a statement. It added that tents and supplies have been sent and search and rescue teams have been directed to the region.

No casualties have been reported so far.


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