4.4-magnitude quake hits Turkey’s Goksun

Authorities said no casualties have been reported so far. (representative)


A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck 6 kilometers southwest of the Goksun area on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenters of the earthquakes were found to be 37.974 N and 36.448 E, respectively, at a depth of 7 km.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at 10:44:29 (UTC 05:30).

No casualties have been reported so far.

In the Mediterranean region of Turkey, the town and region of Goksun is part of the Kahramanmaras province.

Turkey is still dealing with damage from the massive earthquake that hit the country and Syria in the first week of February.

In the early hours of February 6 (4:17 am), a devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southern Turkey with the epicenter in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province.

The earthquake affected the neighboring provinces of Adiyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Osmaniya, Gaziantep, Malatya, Sanliu France, Diyarbakir, Elazig and Adana provinces, home to some 14 million people, including some 1.8 million Syrian refugees.

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