(AP) - A moderate earthquake shook the southeastern Turkish province of Bingol on Sunday, a seismology center said. There were no reports of any damage or injuries.
The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9, was centered near the town Karliova, 560 miles southeast of the capital, Ankara, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. It struck at 10:39 p.m., reports Trend
Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey which lies on active fault lines. Two devastating earthquakes in 1999 killed some 18,000 people.
In 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.4 collapsed a school dormitory in Bingol province, killing 83 children. The collapse was blamed on poor construction.
A magnitude-6.4 quake killed 177 people in Bingol in 1995.