The earthquake has affected Turkey, Syria, Georgia, and Armenia. The magnitude of the earthquake has been reported between 6.7 and 6.9. The epicentre of the earthquake has been confirmed to have occurred in Doğanyol, Malatya, Turkey.
A USGS statement on their site reads: “Earthquakes of 6.1 to 6.9 magnitude may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.”
There have been no reported casualties of the earthquake so far.
Pictures of buildings that have collapsed in Turkey have been posted on social media.
The earthquake hit Turkey at 8.55pm local time (5.55pm GMT).
More to follow…
Published at Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:06:00 +0000