- Earthquake struck southeastern Turkey at 12.30am GMT Tuesday
- Magnitude 5.2 quake destroyed houses and injured at least 13 people
- Schools in the districts have been forced to close in wake of aftershocks
An earthquake struck Turkey’s southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring more than a dozen people and causing damage to buildings.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.2 and occurred at a depth of 6.21 miles (10 kilometres), The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
It struck at 3.34am local time (12.34am GMT) in the Samsat district of Adiyaman, state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Earthquake: Members of Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), carry out rescue works in the wreckage of a two-storey building which partially collapsed in the 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning
Damage: Women gather near a partly collapsed building in Samsat district of Turkey’s Adiyaman province on Tuesday morning
Save the sheep: Members of AFAD carry out rescue works for removing small cattle from the wreckage of a two-storey building building in Adiyaman
Turkish media reported that 13 people were injured in the quake, and were taken to hospital.
None of the injured are in a serious condition.
Images from the area show serious damage to buildings, including a mosque, and emergency services visiting partially collapsed homes.
Rescue work: The struck at 3.34am local time in the Samsat district of Adiyaman
Casualties: Some 13 people were injured when the earthquake struck in the early hours
All together: Emergency service workers and local residents help rescue a sheep
Shaken: The map shows Samsat in Adiyaman province where the earthquake struck
The initial quake was followed by eight aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 1.4 to 2.7.
Samsat district governor Sedat Sezik told Anadolu that the earthquake was felt in neighboring cities, and that search and rescue activities have begun.
Elementary and high schools in Adiyaman have been closed for the day.