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Devastation in Southeastern Turkey as Earthquake Strikes


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Moscow, March 24 – A 4.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Kahramanmaras province of southeastern Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).
The earthquake was recorded at 0.39 UTC (3.39 Moscow time). The epicenter was located nine kilometers southwest of the city of Goxon. The hearth is located at a depth of five kilometers.
No information was provided about possible losses and damage.

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Earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred on February 6 with an interval of nine hours in Kahramanmaras province in southeastern Turkey. The earthquake was felt in 11 provinces in the country and neighboring countries, including Syria. The Turkish authorities called the earthquake “the catastrophe of the century”, which claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people.

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