A 4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Malatya, No Injuries Reported
On May 13, 2023, a 4 magnitude earthquake shook the town of Battalgazi in Malatya, Turkey. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reported that the earthquake hit at 10:54 PM local time and was recorded at a depth of 7.47 kilometers from the ground.
Although the earthquake caused panic among the residents, there were no reports of injuries or damage as of yet. The authorities are still monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of the residents.
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Turkey, located on a highly active seismic zone. The country has experienced several devastating earthquakes in the past, resulting in hundreds of casualties and extensive damage.
AFAD urges the public to take necessary precautions in case of future earthquakes, such as staying away from the damaged buildings and following the instructions of authorities.
It’s crucial to stay informed and prepared during natural disasters to ensure the safety of oneself and others.