Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Western Turkiye

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Western Turkey region on Wednesday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles), EMSC said.

Details about the damage or casualties were not known immediately after the earthquake.

Duzce Mayor Faruk Özlü said power was out in parts of the city and internet services were disrupted, according to the local reports.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said that the magnitude 5.9 earthquake’s epicenter was located in Düzce’s Gölyaka district and struck at 4:08 am, while the magnitude was later revised to 6.1 by the Istanbul-based Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute.

The earthquake struck 10 days after the country held nationwide earthquake drills to mark the 23rd anniversary of the tragic 1999 earthquake in the same province which killed 710 people.


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