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Strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

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Strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

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An earthquake with a magnitude of around six has struck eastern Turkey, shaking the ground for about a minute. At least 17 people are dead and more than 30 injured.

It hit 21 kilometres south of the town of Elazig, at a shallow depth of 11 kilometres.

Another large tremor measuring 7.4 killed 18,000 people in 1999.