Magnitude 5.1 quake strikes Adıyaman in Turkey’s southeast

Magnitude 5.1 quake strikes Adıyaman in Turkey’s southeast


A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey’s southeastern province of Adıyaman early April 24.

The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. (00:34 GMT) at a depth of seven kilometers, the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced.

Samsat district governor Sedat Sezik told state-run Anadolu Agency the earthquake was felt in neighboring cities, adding that search and rescue activities have begun in the province as AFAD teams are reaching the quake site.

Following the quake, eight aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 1.4 to 2.7 were experienced within an hour.

Some buildings in nearby villages and districts were damaged, and Sezik said the quake was felt in other southeastern provinces such as Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır.

Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said on April 24 that 39 people were affected by the earthquake, 35 people are currently being treated and none of them is seriously wounded.

Schools were closed on April 24 in Samsat.