The earthquake that hit Turkey’s northwest region of Duzce with a magnitude 6.8 resulted in panic and damages. The earthquake, which struck at a depth of 6.81 km, was felt throughout Istanbul as well as the capital Ankara. According to the AFAD it was followed by 18 following earthquakes. The power grid has been put in place in the area in a measure of precaution. It occurred in Golkaya located in Duzce, about 200 km (125 miles) to the east of Istanbul. The residents were awakened by the earthquake and panicked to flee from buildings that were previously prone to earthquakes.
1. Where was the epicenter for the earthquake?
The center of the earthquake was located in Sivrice in Turkey’s Elazig region. The quake was about 9 miles in depth, the U.S. Geological Survey said. According to the office of the governor over 20 people were affected.
2. How deep was the quake?
According to the authorities according to authorities, over 20 people were injured in Friday’s magnitude-6.1 earthquake that struck Turkey. It was 9:23 pm local time (1823 GMT), the earthquake struck with its epicenter located in Elazig province. It was 590 kilometers (366 miles) east of Ankara The capital. The earthquake’s depth was 10 km (6.2 miles) it was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey said. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reported that 20 people were wounded in Elazig province. The province has not yet reported of fatalities.
3. How did the aftermath shocks manifest?
As per the reports of authorities, more than 20 people sustained injuries after Friday’s magnitude-6.1 earthquake that struck Turkey. The quake, which struck just after 9:00 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), was immediately followed by several subsequent earthquakes, one of the most powerful had the magnitude of 5.4. As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter is located in the Aegean seaabout 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from Seferihisar, Izmir provincial. Turkish news reports said that the earthquake was evident in several provinces across the nation and included Istanbul. There were no immediate reports about any deaths or injuries.
4. Are any steps taking place to reduce the effects of an earthquake?
After shaking, numerous options to take. First and foremost, Search and rescue activities are being conducted to find and help those who may be in danger or have been injured. Medical teams are in place to help those who have been injured. In addition, the government works to evaluate the effects on the ground and provide aid to those in need.
The earthquake that hit Ankara had a large magnitude that caused panic in several. There were no reports of anyone suffering serious injuries.