Magnitude-5.5 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lie atop active fault lines.

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2012, 13:54 PM IST

Ankara: Officials say a magnitude-5.5 earthquake has shaken southeastern Turkey, damaging a mosque minaret, but there were no reports of casualties.
The Kandilli Observatory seismology centre says the quake`s epicentre was in the village of Pinaronu, some four kilometres away from the Syrian border.
The quake rocked Pinaronu, located between the towns of Cizre and Silopi, on Thursday morning at about 0552 GMT. Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lie atop active fault lines.

PTI