Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey, Felt in Syria, Lebanon

Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 18:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck eastern Turkey on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said, and Turkish aid organizations said they were sending teams to the area.

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to EMSC.

State media in neighboring Syria reported the earthquake was felt in several areas of the country.

Local media in Lebanon reported the same in the cities of Beirut and Tripoli.

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