Sivrice, Elazığ

Magnitude 4 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked Turkey's eastern Elazığ province on May 3, according to the nation's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Sivrice district of Elazığ at 16.25 local time (1325GMT).

The temblor occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles).

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Elazığ quake victims move to 'container city'

Victims of an earthquake in eastern Turkey earlier this year began moving to a "container city" on Feb. 28, composed of prefabricated housings.

The new surrounding provides residents with necessary infrastructure, hot water and a children's park.

Nine-hundred containers has been constructed in the Doğukent and 456 in the Kırklar neighborhoods of Elazığ.

Gov’t urgently to meet housing needs of earthquake victims: Minister

Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum has said a team of more than 500 personnel under the coordination of Turkey's disaster and emergency agency AFAD began working at a site of the Elazığ earthquake, in eastern Turkey, and that the housing needs of earthquake-affected citizens would be met immediately.

Man slashes tires of 160 cars after deadly earthquake

An unidentified man late on Jan. 24 slashed the tires of at least 160 vehicles in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey's east.

Surveillance footage from Diyarbakır's Bismil district showed that an unidentified man flattened the tires with a knife, right after a powerful earthquake in eastern Elazığ province.

Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Jan. 25, as rescuers searched for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.    

The magnitude 6.8 quake late on Jan. 24 shook Elazığ province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by more than 390 aftershocks, 14 of which had magnitudes over 4.