Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey
The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the magnitude 5.0 quake was centered in the town of Poturge in Malatya province.
State-run Anadolu Agency reported that the earthquake was felt in several neighbouring provinces and some people rushed out of their homes, fearing a building collapse.
“We have not received any negative news concerning the earthquake up to now,” Anadolu quoted Malatya Governor Aydin Barus as saying.
Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, which sits atop two major fault lines. In January, a powerful earthquake centered in the neighboring province of Elazig province killed 41 people, including four in Malatya.