Adiyaman, Turkey Earthquake, Mw5.4

A Mw5.4 earthquake struck about 17 mi (27 km) southeast of Adiyaman (pop. ~270,000) at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, according to the Turkish Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The epicentre was at a depth of 8 mi (13 km). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a slightly lower magnitude of Mw5.2 at a shallower depth of 6 mi (10 km) at a similar location. As of 14:00 on April 24, two houses had been destroyed, 75 houses had been severely damaged, 5 had been moderately damaged, and 75 had been slightly damaged, according to Turkey’s deputy prime minister. Damage assessments are ongoing. The town of Samsat (pop. ~1,000) was closest to the earthquake epicenter, and experienced the worst damage. There have been a number of minor aftershocks as of 09:00 UTC April 25, with none exceeding Mw4.0, according to KOERI and the USGS. No deaths are reported. 38 people were injured.

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