Strong earthquake hits East Turkey again
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 21/Trend, A.Taghiyeva/
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Otluca region of Turkish Van province last night, Anadolu agency reported on Saturday.
According to data received from Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, the earthquake took place at 05:15 am local time at a depth of about 5 kilometers.
No casualties or damages are reported as a result of the earthquake.
Van Province is shaken by quakes since October 2011. A strong earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the city on Oct.23. This was followed by several powerful aftershocks of 5.1-6.1 magnitude in the region throughout the day. Over 600 people died and 4,000 thousands were injured. Some 2,262 buildings were destroyed.