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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck 42 km southeast of Malatya, Turkey at a shallow depth of 10 km

Even though the earthquake occured a while ago, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

It is expected to have caused light to moderate damage and felt by a lot of people close to the epicenter of the quake. It was most likely felt in Kâhta (pop. 73,100) located 38 km from the epicenter, Malatya (pop. 441,800) 42 km away, and Baskil (pop. 15,900) 51 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Çermik (pop. 21,000) located 65 km from the epicenter, Siverek (pop. 175,300) 67 km away, Besni (pop. 41,900) 88 km away, and Ergani (pop. 52,700) 93 km away.

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