YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 23, ARTSAKHPRESS. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck an area of western Turkey near the town of Duzce, about 210km (130 miles) east of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, BBC reports.
Footage of the moment 5,9 magnitude #quake hit Düzce in northern Turkey. Tremors also felt across Istanbul and Ankara. 18 aftershocks recorded. No casualties or major damage reported so far. In Nov 99 in a 7,2 quake that hit Düzce over 800 ppl were killed pic.twitter.com/PUkZxGjl9N— Selin Girit (@selingirit) November 23, 2022
The tremors were strong enough to be felt in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. At least 46 people were injured, officials say.
There are reports of power being disrupted in the region, as well as some residents jumping from balconies.
Another 4.7 quake was reported some 20 minutes after the first.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said there had been no information about loss of life.
But later Turkey’s disaster agency said 37 had been injured in Duzce, one in Istanbul, six in Zonguldak and one in Sakarya on the Black Sea coast, and one in Bolu, to the southeast.
Duzce was hit by a major 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 1999 which left at least 845 people dead.