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Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Turkey’s Ankara

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Ankara, Nov 23: An earthquake with a magnitude 6 hit a town in northwest Turkey early morning on Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology has said.

The earthquake with a depth of 10 km struck at 4:08 am (local time) and it was centered about 14 km northwest of Duzce, TRT World reported. Health minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 35 people in Duzce and nearby provinces had been injured.

Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Turkey’s Ankara

However, it was later reported that over 50 have been injured in the earthquake. According to interior minister Suleyman Soylu, many people were injured out of panic after the quake, including from jumping from balconies or windows, Aljazeera reported. One of the injured was in a serious condition, Soylu added.

National Center for Seismology tweeted, "Earthquake of Magnitude:6.0, Occurred on 23-11-2022, 06:38:16 IST, Lat: 40.84 & Long: 31.01, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 186km WNW of Ankara, Turkey." According to Turkey's Disaster Management Agency, AFAD, the earthquake which struck at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday was centred about 14 kilometre northwest of Duzce, TRT World reported.

The earthquake hit Turkey's northwestern Duzce province with tremors felt in Istanbul and Ankara cities, officials and residents said.

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People in Istanbul reported power cuts immediately after the city was hit by the earthquake.

Incidentally, Turkey had held nationwide earthquake drills 10 days ago to mark the 23rd anniversary of the earthquake that struck in 1999 in the same province in which 710 people had died.

On the other hand, the death toll from an earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java climbed to 268 on Tuesday. Officials have said that over 1000 people have been injured and 151 people are still missing. Also, 58,000 residents have been displaced, as per the ABC News report.

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