6.8 earthquake in Elazığ

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has been felt in Elazığ. The earthquake was also felt in the surrounding cities. Two people lost their lives in Elazığ, two people in Malatya.

Kandilli Observatory said that a 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Sivrice district of Elazığ. Buildings were damaged as the earthquake was also felt in the surrounding cities.

Kandilli Observatory said the earthquake occurred at around 8.55 pm local time.

The earthquake was felt in Amed, Mardin, Batman, Şırnak, Bingöl, Dersim, Adıyaman and Malatya. People in shock went out on the streets.

According to the first information, some houses were damaged and destroyed, 2 people died in Elazığ and 2 people died in Malatya. Information about injured could not be obtained.

In Malatya Center the windows of the houses and work places were broken and deep cracks occurred in some buildings.