Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits northwest Turkey, causing panic


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a magnitude 5.9 has hit a city in northwest Turkey on Wednesday, Turkey’s government-run Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Presidency stated.

The earthquake was centered within the city of Golkaya, in Duzce province, some 200 kilometers east of Istanbul. It was felt in Istanbul and within the capital Ankara.

The quake despatched folks dashing out of buildings and minimize energy within the space, Duzce’s mayor Faruk Ozlu instructed non-public NTV tv.

Ozlu stated there was no rapid report of casualty or injury however authorities have been nonetheless assessing attainable destruction.

Turkey sits on prime of main fault strains and is incessantly shaken by earthquakes.

Duzce was hit by a robust earthquake in 1999, which killed some 800 folks.

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