Quake in south-east Turkey injures 39

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake, which struck at 0034 GMT (8:34am Singapore time), had a magnitude of 5.2 and occurred at a depth of 10 km.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake, which struck at 0034 GMT (8:34am Singapore time), had a magnitude of 5.2 and occurred at a depth of 10 km. PHOTO: USGS

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - An earthquake struck Turkey's south-eastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday (April 24), injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake, which struck at 0034 GMT (8:34am Singapore time), had a magnitude of 5.2 and occurred at a depth of 10 km.

Anadolu quoted Health Minister Ahmet Demircan as saying 35 of the 39 injured were being treated but none were in a serious condition. Images posted on social media showed serious damage to numerous houses.

The quake was followed by eight small aftershocks, Anadolu said.

Schools closed for the day, local media reported.