More than 20 hurt after magnitude-6.1 quake in Turkey
The earthquake that struck Turkey’s northwestern province Duzce with a strength of 6.8 caused fear and destruction. With a depth of 6.81km it could be felt in Istanbul as well as Ankara. According to the AFAD it was followed by 18 aftershocks. Electricity cuts were in place for the region to protect the population. The earthquake was centered in the town of Golkaya situated in Duzce province. The province is located around 200 km (125 miles) to the east of Istanbul. It woke the population up from sleep, and many fled homes in a panic region that has seen many earthquakes over the years.
1. Where was the epicenter for the earthquake?
The epicenter of the quake was the town of Sivrice situated in Turkey’s Elazig province. Based on the U.S. Geological Survey, it was 9 miles long and 9 miles wide. Over 20 people were injured, according to the governor’s office confirmed.
2. How deep was the earthquake?
As per the official count More than 20 persons suffered injuries in the aftermath of the magnitude-6.1 earthquake that struck Turkey. The earthquake struck at around 9.23 p.m. in the local time (1823 GMT), with its epicenter situated in Elazig, the provincial capital. Elazig located 590 kilometers (366 miles) east from the capital, Ankara. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s depth was approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) declared that 20 persons were injured in Elazig province. The province has not reported about any deaths.
3. How many times did aftershocks occur?
According to authorities, about 20 people have suffered traumas following Friday’s magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Turkey. The earthquake struck just after 9:00 p.m. in the local time (1800 GMT), was then followed by several more aftershocks, ones of the strongest had an intensity of 5.4. As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was in the Aegean sea, which is about 10 km (6 miles) far from Seferihisar, Izmir provincial. Turkish press reported that the quake experienced across the country, particularly in Istanbul as well as other provinces. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.
4. What actions are taken to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake?
In the wake of the quake, many ways to respond. First and foremost, searches and rescue efforts are on the go to assist people who might be stuck or wounded. Medical teams are available to assist those injured. The government is also working to assess the damage caused by the earthquake and to provide support to the people who were damaged.
In the end, the earthquake that struck Ankara was of an extremely high magnitude , and it caused a lot of people to panic. There was no report of any injuries that were serious.