Earthquake rattles Turkey, no casualties

An earthquake registering a magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook southeast Turkey on Sunday, with no casualties reported, Turkey's Kandilli seismology centre said.

Earthquake rattles Turkey, no casualties
An earthquake registering a magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook southeast Turkey on Sunday, with no casualties reported, Turkey's Kandilli seismology centre said.

The quake happened at 1:05 am local time (2205 GMT Saturday) in the province of Bingol, not far from the town of Karliova, the Istanbul-based centre said.

Earthquakes frequently strike Turkey sometimes with disastrous results. Two earthquakes killed 20,000 people in August and November 1999 in the industrial northwest.


AFP
Last Mod: 27 Ağustos 2007, 15:42
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