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28 Jan 2020 | 09:22 AM UTC

Turkey: 5.1-magnitude earthquake hits east of Kirkagac (Aegean region) January 28

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Kirkagac (Aegean region) on January 28; aftershocks possible over the near term

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.1-magnitude earthquake 16 km (10 mi) east of Kirkagac (Aegean region) at approximately 14:26 (local time) on Tuesday, January 28. The quake struck at a depth of 6.3 km (4 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warnings were immediately issued.

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

Context

An 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, January 24, causing 41 deaths.

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.