5.0 magnitude quake shakes Turkey

Turkey’s seismology center says a moderately strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has shaken central Turkey.

By (AP)

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Published: Sun 22 Jul 2012, 4:33 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:39 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory says the quake occurred onSunday in the central province of Kahramanmaras.

Private NTV television says the quake was felt in neighboring provinces.

Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey.

At least 644 people were killed in two earthquakes that hit the eastern province of Van last year.

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