A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Malatya, Turkey

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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck the state of Malatya in central Turkey on Thursday evening.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), an earthquake occurred at 17:46 (GMT+3) and its epicenter was in the Batal Ghazi district.

The statement explained that the earthquake’s strength reached 5.2 on the Richter scale, while its depth reached 6.99 kilometers.