Turkey hit by powerful 5.5 magnitude earthquake
Central Turkey has been hit by another major earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The quake hit the Anatolian Turkish province of Nigde, the earthquake monitoring centre said, just over two weeks after devastating earthquakes in the region killed more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said.
Saturday’s earthquake had a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), the EMSC said, and hit the Bor district in the Niğde province- just 200 miles away from the initial 7.8 quake on February 6.
The disaster comes at a time when both Turkey and Syria had started work to reconstruct homes for the millions of people displaced by the quakes.
No casualties have been reported so far.
Vice President Fuat Oktay said response teams are currently on the ground to assess any damage.
‘There is no negative situation at the moment. May God protect our country and our nation from all kinds of disasters,’ he said on Twitter.
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