The earthquake that hit Turkey’s northwest province of Duzce at a magnitude of 6.8 caused panic and damage. The quakethat struck at a depth of 6.81 kilometers, was felt in Istanbul and in the capital Ankara. According to AFAD The quake was followed by 18 aftershocks. Electricity cuts were put in place in the area as a precautionary step. The epicenter was Golkaya in Duzce located about 200 km (125 miles) located east of Istanbul. It woke the population out of their beds and many ran out of structures in fear in the region that has seen earthquakes in the past.
1. What was the epicenter of the earthquake?
The epicenter for the earthquake was the town of Sivrice, in Turkey’s Elazig province. The quake measured 9 miles deepaccording to the U.S. Geological Survey said. According to the governor’s office there were more than 20 affected.
2. What was the depth of the earthquake?
According to authorities there were more than 20 victims who have been injured following Friday’s magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Turkey. At 9:23 PM (local time) (1823 GMT), the earthquake hit with the epicenter being located in Elazig province. The province is located 590 km (366 miles) east from Ankara The capital. In the estimation of the U.S. Geological Survey, it was a distance of approximately 10 km (6.2 miles). Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) declared that 20 persons suffered injuries within Elazig province. No reports have been made of any fatalities.
3. What caused the aftershocks?
Authorities say that over 20 people suffered traumas following Friday’s magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Turkey. The quake struck around nine p.m. GMT (1800 GMT) and was quickly and was followed by numerous subsequent earthquakes. The most powerful had a magnitude of 5.4. The epicenter of the quake was in the Aegean Sea, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the town of Seferihisar in Izmir province, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Turkish media reported the magnitude of the earthquake was felt across Turkey, in Istanbul as well as in other provinces. No immediate reports were reported on any fatalities or serious damages.
4. Are there any measures in place to mitigate the negative effects of earthquakes?
In the wake of the quake, several actions that one can take. First and foremost, searches and rescue efforts are being conducted to find and help those who may be trapped or injured. Medical teams are in place to assist those injured. The government is trying to evaluate the damage caused by the earthquake and to provide support to the people who were in need of assistance.
The earthquake that hit Ankara has a massive magnitude that caused panic in numerous. The earthquake did not cause any reports of serious injuries or damages.