At least One Dead, Two Hurt as Quake Hits Turkey

Published June 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

One person died and two others were injured in an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale which shook Cankiri province northeast of Ankara on Tuesday morning, NTV news channel reported quoting Ahmet Mete Isikara, head of the Kandilli Seismology Institute in Istanbul. 

He said a building had collapsed in the stricken zone, without giving further details. 

The 30-second quake was felt in Ankara, Bolu in the northwest, Kayseri in the center of Turkey and neighboring regions as far away as the Black Sea coast, NTV said. 

The epicenter of the tremor was at Cerkes in Cankiri province about 100 kilometers north of the capital. 

The quake caused panic in Ankara where many people ran out into the streets. 

Two violent earthquakes hit northwest Turkey in August and November last year, killing more than 20,000 people - ANKARA (AFP)  

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