A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Turkish state of Malatya

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On Monday, an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck the state of Malatya, southeastern Turkey.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), an earthquake occurred at 16:19, and its epicenter was in the Butorga district.

The statement explained that the magnitude of the earthquake reached 4.4 on the Richter scale, and it occurred at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.

In turn, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerli Kaya said that AFAD teams and the relevant authorities began surveying the field damage resulting from the earthquake.

He confirmed in a blog post on the “X” platform that no negative developments had been recorded so far, wishing safety for the citizens who felt the earthquake.