Earthquake shook Turkey, 50 people were injured, magnitude 5.9

Earthquake shook Turkey, 50 people were injured, magnitude 5.9

Earthquake tremors were felt in a city in Turkey on Wednesday morning. According to the information given by the news agency ANI from the National Center for Seismology, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred 186 km west-northwest of Ankara, Turkey, at 6.38 am on Wednesday morning. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground. The earthquake injured 50 people and damaged some buildings.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Golkaya city.

According to Turkey's government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, the epicenter of the quake was in the city of Golkaya in Dujce province, some 200 km east of Istanbul. The tremors were also felt in Turkey's two major cities, Istanbul and the capital, Ankara. Deutz mayor Farooq Ozlu told private NTV that people came out of their homes as soon as the tremors were felt and electricity was cut off in the area, but officials are now restoring power.

no casualties reported

Farooq Ozlu said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, but officials were still assessing possible damages. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported that it sent thousands of blankets and tents to the area of ​​the quake, injuring 37 people in Dujce. People were also injured in Zonguldak, Bursa, and Istanbul.

Earlier the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.0 and was at a depth of 2 km (1.2 mi). Turkey lies on top of major fault lines and is frequently shaken by earthquakes. The city of Dujah in Turkey was affected by a powerful earthquake in the year 1999, in which about 800 people lost their lives.

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