5.5-magnitude earthquake hits southern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck southern Turkey. The earthquake struck the southern Turkish province of Adana at 8 a.m. (05:44 GMT) on Tuesday, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Earthquake Observatory said. Its epicenter was in Kozan district, located near the Syrian border, about 64 kilometers from the city of Adana.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the quake was at a depth of 12 kilometers (7.46 miles).
No casualties or damages have been reported yet.

Seismologists say earthquakes between 5.4 and 6.0 typically cause minor damage and damage to buildings.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in February also wreaked havoc in parts of northern Syria, killing more than 50,000 people and destroying tens of thousands of buildings in Turkey alone. Many of the houses damaged in the February earthquake are still not completely rebuilt.

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