Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts southeastern Turkey

Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt was rocked by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake on Dec. 3. No casualties were reported.

People are seen waiting outside following a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in Siirt.

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A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded in Turkey’s southeastern Siirt province on Dec. 3, according to the country's disaster management agency.

The tremor occurred at a depth of 14.02 kilometers (8.7 miles) in the Kurtalan district at 08:45 a.m. local time, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said. No reports of casualties were received so far, it added. 

"There is no damage in Siirt and Kurtalan district center. Rescue teams continue checking the rural areas," according to Siirt Governor Osman Hacıbektaşoğlu.

He said that following the earthquake, district centers and rural settlements are being surveyed to assess the situation. The governor added they are also in contact with the regions where police stations are located.