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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Istanbul, Eight People Injured And Damaged A Mosque

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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Istanbul, Eight People Injured And Damaged A Mosque
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ISTANBUL - A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook buildings and damaged two mosques in Istanbul on Thursday, slightly injuring eight people, driving residents to evacuate buildings.According to the Volcanoes Discovery website, the earthquake occurred at 10:59 UTC (11:59 GMT). The depth of the quake was 10 kilometres, or about 6 miles.

The quake's centre was in the town of Silivri in Istanbul province, Istanbul's Bogazici University Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said, measuring it at magnitude 5.7.

The EMSC reported that the tremor took place 64 kilometres west of Istanbul and 36 kilometres south-west of Büyükçekmece, 24 kilometres south of Silivri.

The tremor was at a depth of 12.6 km, the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said, locating its epicentre 70 km (44 miles) west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea, south of the town of Silivri. It struck at 1:59 p.m. (1059 GMT). Both the observatory and the U.S. Geological Survey assessed its magnitude at 5.7.

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Istanbul, Eight People Injured And Damaged A Mosque
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said eight people were injured and had received treatment. "Apart from small damage, we have not received any reports so far that would pain our hearts," he said.



“The quake really shook at the start and then it continued, maybe it felt like that because the building is so tall,” said Ozge Etcan, 27, an employee at a financial firm in Istanbul’s Levent district, where crowds gathered outside in the aftermath.

“Despite this earthquake having a magnitude that could be considered serious, we have not as yet received heartbreaking news, just some small damage,” President Tayyip Erdogan told a news conference.

Turkey is located in a seismically active zone and often suffers from powerful earthquakes. The latest tremor with a 5.8 magnitude occurred in the country in August, reportedly leaving no injuries.

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