Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkey's eastern Malatya province
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern Turkish province of Malatya on Monday, weeks after two major quakes had rocked the country, killing more than 45,000 people.
The center of the quake was at a depth of 6.96 kilometers in the Yesilyurt district and occurred at 12:04 p.m. local time, the country's disaster management agency said.
More than 10 buildings have reportedly collapsed, and at least one father and his daughter are trapped under the rubble, Yesilyurt Mayor Mehmet Cinar said.
Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) President Yunus Sezer said at least one person was dead and 69 people were injured.
The quake occurred at a time when Turkey is still dealing with the aftermath of the devastating twin quakes that struck the country's south on Feb. 6.
At least 44,374 people have died as a result of the two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6.
More than 13 million people have been affected by the devastating quakes.