Xinhua News Agency, Ankara, November 23 (Reporter Xiong Sihao) The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency announced on the 23rd that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred in the Dizce Province in the northwestern part of the country in the early morning of the same day. 22 people have been injured so far.
According to the Earth Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, the earthquake occurred at 4:8 local time on the 23rd (9:8 Beijing time). The epicenter was located in the Glyaka District of Duzce Province, with a focal depth of 6.81 kilometers.
According to Turkish media reports, the largest city of Istanbul and surrounding areas were felt. Turkish Health Minister Koca said on social media that day that the earthquake has injured 22 people, one of whom is seriously injured.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Information Network, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1. The epicenter was located 170 kilometers east of Istanbul, and the focal depth was about 10 kilometers.
Turkey is located in an earthquake-prone zone. In 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Van province in eastern Turkey, killing 644 people. On October 30, 2020, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea in western Turkey, killing 116 people.
(Editors in charge: Yu Yang, Cui Yue)
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