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5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck Elazig province in eastern Turkey on Thursday and was felt in the neighbouring province of Diyarbakir.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2011 02:16 IST
Reuters

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck Elazig province in eastern Turkey on Thursday and was felt in the neighbouring province of Diyarbakir.

There were no immediate reports of large-scale damage.

In March 2010 a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Elazig killed 51 villagers in the sparsely populated area.

Turkey, crossed by many faultlines, frequently suffers earthquakes. An earthquake measuring 7.4 killed about 18,000 people in August 1999.

First Published: Jun 23, 2011 14:00 IST