Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits İstanbul, Turkey

An earthquake with 5.8 magnitude hit Turkey's İstanbul Thursday afternoon
Thursday, 26 September 2019 14:28

The European Seismology Center announced that the recent earthquake hitting Turkey's İstanbul had a magnitude of 5.9. Accordingly, the depth of the quake was 12 kilometers.

Kandilli Observatory announced the magnitude of the earthquake as 6. AFAD announced that the earthquake was 5.8.

The earthquake occurred in the Sea of Marmara, off the coast of Silivri, it is reported.

After the earthquake, some schools and workplaces were evacuated. Telephone lines are currently unavailable in and around Istanbul.

AFAD Earthquake Department Head, Murat Nurlu, made a statement, warning "the earthquake occurred in the North Anatolian fault line. Aftershocks may occur. Do not enter the buildings."