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At least 4 Dead as Magnitude 6.8 Quake Rocks Eastern Turkey

At least 4 Dead as Magnitude 6.8 Quake Rocks Eastern Turkey Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: January 24, 2020 03:18 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish officials say at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east. The earthquake struck the near the town of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday.

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Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said two of the victims were killed in Elazig province and two others in nearby Malatya province.

Other estimates of the quake's power were of 6.5 and 6.7, affecting also Syria, Georgia and Armenia.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said troops were on standby to assist, if needed.
 

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