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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

An hour ago the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a 4.2-magnitude earthquake 23 km northeast of Osmaniye, Turkey at a shallow depth of 7km. The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) agency and Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) listed the quake at a 4.0 and 4.3-magnitude respectively.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Bahçe (pop. 19,600) located 12 km from the epicenter, Hasanbeyli (pop. 6,300) 13 km away, Osmaniye (pop. 202,800) 23 km away, Kadirli (pop. 70,200) 35 km away, and Erzin (pop. 26,300) 36 km away. Other towns or cities that might have felt a very weak shaking include Dörtyol (pop. 56,500) located 45 km from the epicenter, Ceyhan (pop. 96,300) 59 km away, Kozan (pop. 88,100) 62 km away, and Adana (pop. 1,249,000) 102 km away.

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