Quake shakes Eastern part Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 points occurred in the city of Hizan, the Turkish province of Bitlis, Turkish media reported.
The earthquake occurred at 01:10 local time. Tremors were registered at 8,5 km depth.
According to preliminary data, there are no casualties. No damages have been reported either.
Turkey is located in the seismically active zone, and the country often suffers strong earthquakes, which often lead to human casualties.
The strongest fluctuations of the Earth's crust in Turkey were recorded in 1999 in the Marmara sea region. The magnitude of the tremors at that time was 7.4 points and caused the death of more than 18,000 people.