Ankara. In eastern Turkey, there were reports of 20 people killed in an earthquake that occurred late Friday. More than 400 people have been killed. Many buildings collapsed. The magnitude of the earthquake has been recorded at 6.8 on the Richter scale. Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said – Earthquake tremors were felt around the town of Sivaris in East Elajig province. The number of dead may increase.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake in Sivaris city was greater in the area of 10 kilometers. According to preliminary reports, 15 shocks of 40–40 seconds were felt. People panicked and came out of the houses. Government officials say relief and rescue operations are being carried out in the affected areas. The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals. There was also an earthquake in Turkey on Wednesday 22 January. Earthquake tremors were felt in the cities of Kargak and Akhiser in Manisa province. Then the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.4 on the Richter scale. There was no loss of life or property.