A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded in Turkey’s southeastern Siirt province on Thursday morning, according to the country’s disaster management agency.
RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE CHECKING RURAL AREAS
The tremor occurred at a depth of 14.02 kilometers (8.7 miles) in the Kurtalan district at 08:45 a.m. local time (0545GMT), the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.
“There is no damage in Siirt and Kurtalan district center. Rescue teams continue checking the rural areas,” according to Osman Hacibektasoglu, governor of Siirt province.
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He said that following the earthquake, district centers and rural settlements are being surveyed to assess the situation. The governor added they are also in contact with the regions where police stations are located.