Earthquake Injures 10 in Turkey
Apr. 13, 1998
BINGOL, Turkey (AP) _ A moderate earthquake shook eastern Turkey on Monday, injuring 10 people and destroying a number of houses.
The quake struck at 6:14 p.m. with a preliminary magnitude of 5, causing some houses to collapse in the villages around the city of Bingol, Istanbul's Kandilli observatory said.
The city is 600 miles east of the capital, Ankara. Gov. Suleyman Kamci said a total of 10 people were injured.
Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coastal areas and the entire eastern region sit atop an earthquake belt known as the Anatolian fault.