An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in Elazig. While the Elazig earthquake was felt in the provinces of the region such as Diyarbakır, Malatya and Şırnak, the depth of the earthquake was stated as 15.94 km.
In his message published on Twitter, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu said, “An earthquake of 09.37 magnitude and 5,3 km depth occurred in the center of Elazig at 15,94. There is no negative situation so far. All of our teams continue their scans in the field. We will continue to inform. In the earthquake that occurred, as of 10.15, there were no reports of loss of life and damage within the framework of the information we obtained from the calls of our governorship, provincial gendarmerie, police, 112 Emergency Call, Elazig Mukhtars Coordination Line and AFAD. "We will continue to explain the developments," he said.
In the statement made by AFAD official twitter account; “After the 09.37 magnitude earthquake that took place in Elazig Center today at 5,3:XNUMX, it was learned that there is no negative report and situation as a result of the screening activities carried out with Malatya, Diyarbakır and the region, especially Elazığ. During the meetings with the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, it was learned that no interruptions occurred in the energy lines, communication, transportation and infrastructure systems. It was said.
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute announced the magnitude of the earthquake as 5.6, and the epicenter as Kavaktepe village.