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15 Jun 2020 | 08:21 AM UTC

Turkey: Earthquake kills one near Yedisu (Bingöl province) June 14 /update 1

Turkey News Alert

Earthquake kills one near Yedisu (Bingöl province) June 14; aftershocks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Yedisu, Bingöl province

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Event

At least one person was reportedly killed and 20 others were injured in Bingöl province on Sunday, June 14, after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Yedisu at approximately 17:24 (local time). Several strong aftershocks have been reported in the area following the initial earthquake, including a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck 18 km (11.2 mi) east of Yedisu at 09:52 on Monday, June 15. Further damage and casualties are possible in rural areas outside of the town.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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