Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts eastern Turkey
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's eastern province of Erzurum on Nov. 19. Local authorities said that some structures had collapsed in a couple of villages, but there has not been yet any reports of casualties.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's eastern province of Erzurum at 3.40 p.m. on Nov. 19, said Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
The quake was also felt at the nearby provinces of Ağrı, Diyarbakır and Muş.
The quake was centered at the Köprüköy district, AFAD said.
#DEPREM: Erzurum'un Köprüköy ilçesinde saat 15.40'ta 5,1 büyüklüğünde bir deprem meydana geldi.— AFAD (@AFADBaskanlik) November 19, 2021
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Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Center put the magnitude of the quake at 5.2.
#DEPREM— Kandilli Rasathanesi (@Kandilli_info) November 19, 2021
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19.11.2021, 15:40:51 TSİ
Derinlik: 5.0 km#Kandilli
Erzurum Gov. Okay Memiş said that some houses had collapsed in a couple of villages, but there has not been yet any reports of casualties.
Erzurum Mayor Mehmet Sekmen similarly said that they had received reports of damage. "There is damage in some villages. We have dispatched our teams there. We hope that there is no casualty," Sekmen said.
AFAD said that it has not yet received any reports of an "adverse" situation.