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Magnitude 5.9 quake hits northwest Turkey, inflicting panic

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a magnitude 5.9 has hit a city in northwest Turkey on Wednesday, Turkey’s government-run Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Presidency mentioned.

The earthquake was centered within the city of Golkaya, in Duzce province, some 200 kilometers east of Istanbul. It was felt in Istanbul and within the capital Ankara.

The quake despatched folks dashing out of buildings and minimize energy within the space, Duzce’s mayor Faruk Ozlu advised non-public NTV tv.

Ozlu mentioned there was no quick report of casualty or injury however authorities have been nonetheless assessing potential destruction.

Turkey sits on prime of main fault traces and is ceaselessly shaken by earthquakes.

Duzce was hit by a robust earthquake in 1999, which killed some 800 folks.


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