On 27 December at 06:37 UTC, a 5.3 earthquake at a depth of 15.95 km occurred in the province of Elazig in eastern Turkey. The earthquake was also felt in several neighbouring provinces including Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Batman and Diyarbakir.
46 aftershocks with magnitudes varying between 1.2 and 2.8 have been recorded.
The country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported no casualties or damage so far and rescue teams have been deployed to the affected areas.
In January, a 6.8 M earthquake struck Elazig, killing 41 people in that province and neighbouring Malatya.