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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes Van province

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes Van province

Tremor occurs 7.62 kilometers below the surface in Tuşba district.
06.12.2021 - 12:07

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Turkey’s eastern Van province early Monday, the country's disaster authority reported.

The quake struck Tusba district at 00.46 a.m. local time (2146GMT), according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

It occurred at a depth of 7.62 kilometers (4.73 miles) below the surface, it added.

NO LOSS OF LIFE, PROPERTY

Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said that according to initial reports, there was no loss of life or property.

Bilmez added that AFAD, gendarmerie and 112 rescue teams continue to search the region.

TEAMS WERE SENT TO THE REGION FOR INVESTIGATIONS

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Twitter that teams from the ministry's provincial directorate were sent to the region to conduct the necessary investigations.