19:57 GMT06 August 2020
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    The day before, one person died and at least 18 more were injured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Turkey's eastern Bingol province, according to the local authorities.

    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported on Monday that a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has hit Eastern Turkey.

    The tremors occurred 77 kilometres south-west of Erzurum.

    On 14 June, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Karliova district of Bingol, causing the local gendarmerie observation tower to collapse. The epicentre of the quake was located in the village of Kaynarpinar, officials said.

    Turkey is located on the seismically active territory. In January, more than 40 people died after a 6.8-magnitude quake hit the city of Elazig in eastern Turkey.

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