Death toll goes up to 12, over 400 wounded as earthquake hits Turkey

Death toll goes up to 12, over 400 wounded as earthquake hits Turkey

ANKARA – A earthquake of 6.6 magnitudes hit Turkey’s Aegean region on Friday, devastating numerous buildings and houses in Izmir City. The Turkish authorizes have confirmed a dozen causalities as the earthquake hits Turkey.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) apprised the quake arisen at 2.51 pm. local time at a depth of 16.54 kilometers (around 10 miles).

Over 15 buildings have been ruined due to the devastating earthquake in Azmir city. Soon after the earthquake,  a rescue operation was carried out and is still underway to retrieve people feared to be trapped under the debris.

The natural calamity was also felt in Istanbul whereas no damage has been reported.

Apart from this, small damage to some buildings was seen in western Turkish provinces, including Usak, Denizli, Manisa, Balikesir, Aydin, and Mugla.

In accordance with the National Observatory of Athens Geodynamic Institute primarily put the magnitude of the quake at 6.6 but later revised it to 6.7. The calamity struck northwest of the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea, apprised the observatory.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apprised that all resources will be utilized to help the people. He also added that the Government stood with the victims of the earthquake.

 

 

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