A magnitude earthquake 6.8 on the Richter scale has hit eastern Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The depth is estimated at 10km. The quake was felt in Israel, Iraq and Syria.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 210 kilometres northeast of Gaziantep and 10 kilometres north of Doganyol, Turkey at a depth of two kilometres, according to the centre.
More than ten buildings have collapsed, and there are reports from the Turkish media of four dead and two injured. The information is alleged to have come from Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.
— AS-Source News (@ASBreakingNews) January 24, 2020
Merkezi Elazığ Sivrice olarak açıklanan 6,8 büyüklüğündeki depremin Qamişlo ve Kobane’den hissedilişi pic.twitter.com/JpqYVIH5Db
— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) January 24, 2020