Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes western Turkey; no deaths reported

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck western Turkey on Wednesday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, while the interior minister said there were no immediate reports of deaths or significant damage.

The quake was at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles), EMSC said.


 A powerful earthquake jolted Türkiye’s northwestern Duzce province early Wednesday, leaving a total of 35 people injured in the region, including in Istanbul, according to the country’s health minister.

In a Twitter post, Fahrettin Koca said a total of 32 people were injured in Duzce, where the quake’s epicenter was located, adding three people were also injured in Istanbul, Bolu and Zonguldak provinces.

Koca added that one of the injured in Duzce is in critical condition.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who arrived in Duzce immediately after the quake, said there are no casualties.


 Magnitude    Mw 6.0
Date time    2022-11-23 01:08:14.7 UTC
Location    40.83 N ; 31.00 E
Depth    7 km
Distances    51 km ENE of Adapazarı, Turkey / pop: 286,000 / local time: 04:08:14.7 2022-11-23
14 km WSW of Düzce, Turkey / pop: 57,700 / local time: 04:08:14.7 2022-11-23

1 comment :

  1. The number of those injured in the recent earthquake in western Turkey, with its epicenter located near the city of Duzce, rose from 22 to 35 on Wednesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

    "According to available information, the number of injured has increased to 35. Thirty-two of them are in Duzce, one each in Istanbul, Bolu and Zonguldak," Koca wrote on Twitter.


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