Earthquake With 5.7 Magnitude Hits Eastern Turkey, 3 Injured

An earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude shook Bingol province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing the collapse of a military observation tower which injured three people, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

Turkeys Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate said the epicenter of the quake was in the Karliova district of Bingol.

Soylu said on Twitter that one security guard was trapped under the rubble of the observation tower in Karliova, while two other people were slightly hurt.

In January, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), killing at least 18 people.

The tremblor hit about 2 miles east-northeast of Doganyol, located about 100 miles north of the Syrian border. The USGS said the quake hit at a depth of about 6 miles.

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