Strong earthquake shakes eastern Turkey, causing damage, injuries

15 March 2005 | 12:11 Code : 4810 Geoscience events
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A strong earthquake shook eastern Turkey on Monday, damaging buildings and injuring five people, two days after another quake in the region, news reports said.

A strong earthquake shook eastern Turkey on Monday, damaging buildings and injuring five people, two days after another quake in the region, news reports said. The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 centered in rural Bingol province at 3:55 a.m. (0135 GMT), and toppled several buildings that had been badly damaged in Saturday's magnitude 5.7 temblor, private NTV television reported. The station said there was no loss of life, but many panicked residents remained outdoors following the temblor. Private CNN-Turk television said five people were injured Monday. Bingol is 700 kilometers (430 miles) east of Ankara. Saturday's earthquake damaged more than 200 hundred buildings and injured 16 people, according to the prime minister's office.

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