An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 was recorded in the East of Turkey

an Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 was recorded in the East of Turkey, informs the European Mediterranean seismological centre (EMSC).

tremors were registered in 23.03 Tuesday in UTC time (2.03 MSK medium). The epicenter was located 40 km East of the town of Malatya, the focus of the seismic event was located at a depth of 10 km Data about victims and possible victims is being specified.

Earlier, an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in the Turkish province of Elazig. According to the authorities, killed 41 people, injured 1607.