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Earthquake of magnitude 6 hits Turkey’s Ankara

According to Management Agency, AFAD, the earthquake struck at 4:08 am on Wednesday and was centred about 14 kilometres northwest of Duzce

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An earthquake of 6 magnitudes struck 186 kilometres west-northwest of Ankara in Turkey on Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology has said.

The earthquake with a depth of 10 kilometres struck around 4 am (local time) on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far. 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 am on Wednesday was centred about 14 kilometres northwest of Duzce, TRT World reported.

According to officials and residents, the earthquake struck Turkey’s northwestern Duzce province with tremors felt in Istanbul and Ankara cities.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that no casualties have been reported so far. People in Istanbul reported power cuts immediately after the earthquake.

As per the TRT World report, the earthquake occurred just 10 days after Turkey held nationwide earthquake drills to mark the 23rd anniversary of the earthquake that occurred in 1999 in the same province and claimed the lives of 710 people.