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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes southern Türkiye

AKIPRESS.COM - A strong earthquake has jolted Türkiye’s southern province of Kahramanmaras, according to the country's disaster agency, TRT World reported.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said that Monday's 7.4 magnitude quake struck at 4.17 a.m. (0117GMT) and was centred in Pazarcik district.

The quake occurred at a depth of 7 kilometres (4.3 miles).

It was also felt in other southeastern provinces including Diyarbakir and Gaziantep and neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Syria.

Minutes after the first quake, second and third earthquakes of magnitudes 6.4 and 6.5 struck the southeastern Gaziantep province, according to AFAD.

Turkish authorities have not yet reported any deaths or injuries.

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