Powerful Quake Kills at Least 20, Injures More Than 1,000 in Eastern Turkey.

▶️ A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey Friday, January 24, killing at least 21 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the center of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighboring countries.
👉 The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 kilometers east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.
Rescue teams were searching for survivors trapped in a five-story collapsed building in a village about 30 kilometers from Elazig, according to AFP journalists at the scene. One person was pulled alive from the rubble.
In 1999, a devastating 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Izmit in western Turkey, leaving more than 17,000 people dead, including about 1,000 in the country’s largest city, Istanbul.

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