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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured

Published Thu Jun 25 2020 13:51:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A moderately strong earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, causing damage to some homes and injuring five people. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the 5.4-magnitude quake struck the town of Ozalp, in Van province, near Turkey’s border with Iran on Thursday. The governor of Van says five people were hospitalized with slight injuries after trying to to escape damaged structures but that no one was trapped in rubble. The earthquake was felt in neighboring provinces, the HaberTurk news channel reported. Turkey is crossed by two major fault lines and earthquakes are frequent. In 1999, a pair of strong earthquakes struck in the northwest, killing around 18,000 people.  
by Associated Press
5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured
5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured