Magnitude 5.6 Quake Hits Central Turkey, Damaging Some Homes, No Serious Injuries Reported | World News

Apr18,2024



Ankara: moderately strong Earthquake hit the center turkey On Thursday, the country's disaster management agency said, the reason Loss For some buildings. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the town of Sulusarai in Tokat province, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital Ankara, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.
The disaster agency said it was felt in neighboring provinces, including Yozgat, where a two-story building collapsed.
many mud bricks and wood houses According to Tokat Governor Numan Hatipoglu, barns were damaged in the village of Bugdayli near Sulusarai. Earlier in the day, two other earthquakes struck Sulusarai, measuring magnitude 4.7 and magnitude 4.1.
“Buildings, lampposts, everything was shaking like a cradle,” said Ghazi Ay, a resident of the town of Turhal, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Sulusay.
“Everyone ran out of the buildings,” he told The Associated Press by telephone. He said many of his neighbors were too afraid to return to their homes.
Türkiye lies on an active fault line and earthquakes are frequent.
Last year a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck parts of southern Turkey and neighboring Syria, killing more than 59,000 people.



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