Over 68 injured in an earthquake in Turkey

Over 68 injured in an earthquake in Turkey
Over 68 injured in an earthquake in Turkey. Image: Andrey VP/Shutterstock.com

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit turkey causing damage to buildings and creating widespread panic 

The northwestern part of Turkey was struck with a magnitude 5.9 earthquake early on Wednesday, November 23. According to a report by the Associated Press, the center of the quake has been identified roughly 200 kilometers east of Istanbul in the town of Golkaya, in Duzce province.  

At least 68 people were injured according to official reports, as the earthquake caused damage to some building which caused widespread panic. The estimated time of the earthquake has been recorded at 4:08 a.m. (0108 GMT) and the report adds, its impacts were felt in other parts of the country including AnKara and Istanbul. 

The injured were treated at the nearest hospitals and the report states, most injuries were a result of people panicking and jumping from balconies and windows.  

Meanwhile Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a statement said, “Although the earthquake caused damage to many buildings in Golkaya, fortunately, we did not experience any serious destruction or loss.  

Report also states that several aftershocks have been felt in the area ever since, with the largest measured at magnitude 4.3.

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