Magnitude 5.9 quake hits northwest Turkey, causing panic

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit a city in northwest Turkey early Wednesday, November 23, 2022, inflicting widespread panic however there was no quick report of main harm, Turkey’s Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Presidency stated.

The earthquake was centered within the city of Golkaya, in Duzce province, some 200 km east of Istanbul. It struck at 04:08 a.m. (01:08 GMT) and was felt in Istanbul, within the capital Ankara and different components of the nation. At the least 35 aftershocks had been recorded.

The quake woke folks from their sleep and plenty of rushed out of buildings in panic within the province that has skilled earthquakes prior to now. Energy within the area was lower.

Inside Minister Suleyman Soylu stated 22 folks had been being handled in hospitals for accidents sustained in the course of the panic, together with from leaping from balconies or home windows. One in every of them was in critical situation, he advised non-public NTV tv.

Duzce Gov. Cevdet Atay stated colleges within the area had been being closed as a precaution.

Round 800 folks had been killed in a strong earthquake that hit Duzce on Nov. 12 1999. In August of that yr, 17,000 folks had been killed by one other highly effective temblor which devastated close by Kocaeli province and different components of northwest Turkey.

Turkey sits on high of main fault traces and is regularly shaken by earthquakes.

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