64 quakes in 10 hours, child injured in Turkey’s east
MALATYA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotosSome 64 earthquakes have occurred in 10 hours in the eastern province of Malatya, causing injures to one child in the area.
The first shock, with a magnitude of 5.1, occurred in Malatya’s Hekimhan district at 2:28 a.m. on Nov. 30. One child sustained slight injuries when a wall collapsed.
Sixty-four more shocks, with magnitudes between 1.5 and 2.5, have occurred since, damaging eight homes in Hekimhan’s Dursunlu and Kocagözü villages, according to data gathered from an earthquake research institute at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University.
The shocks were felt in downtown Malatya as well as in Hekimhan.
Hekimhan residents had to spend the night of Nov. 29 outside their homes because of the fear of further shocks.
The shocks caused cracks on walls and damage to homes in nearby villages, namely Kurşunlu, Güzelyurt, Sarıkız and Yayladamı.
In the Mediterranean province of Antalya, meanwhile, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 occurred in the Mediterranean Sea, 200 kilometers from the Gelemiş neighborhood of Antalya’s Kaş district at 3:04 a.m. on Nov. 30, according to data from the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
No casualties were reported in the Antalya quake.