Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in Turkey

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred on Friday night in western Turkey, the data on the destruction and casualties were reported, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the service, the earthquake, recorded Thursday at 23.15 local time (00.15 MSK Friday) at a depth of 4.6 kilometers. The epicenter of earthquake was located at a distance of 77 kilometers to the south-west of the city of Kutahya, and 330 kilometers from the capital, Ankara.

The death toll in the earthquake in Turkey increased to four

Four people were killed and over 80 injured in the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Thursday night in western Turkey, local media reported, citing a source in the government.

Previously reported two dead.

Quake was registered at 23.15 local time (00.15 MSK), its epicenter was in the county in the province of Kutahya Simav. Originally Seismological Observatory of Bosphorus University reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9, but later the Department of Emergency Turkey said it was 5.7.

Quake was felt in many parts of western and central Turkey, including Istanbul. After the first earthquake in Kutahya by 6 am Friday there were more than 50 aftershocks of magnitude less, including 4.6, reported on its website seysmoobservatoriya Bosphorus University.

Eyewitnesses earthquake in Kutahya reported that it was so strong that in the houses burst of glass, and the people in the first few seconds could not move, transfer channels CNN-Turk and NTV.

County town was left without light and electricity, many dilapidated houses have been destroyed, in some residential buildings cracks. A significant part of the population spent the previous night on the street for fear of further earthquakes, reports NTV.

The damage from the disaster confirmed, reported Friday morning in a live TV channel representatives rescue department. They also said that unfold around earthquake tent camp for the temporary accommodation of local residents.

Seismologists do not predict new strong aftershocks in Kutahya, at the same time, they do not rule out that earthquakes of magnitude 4-4.5 some time will continue.

Turkey earthquake occur frequently, because a large part of its territory located in earthquake-prone areas. The largest earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in the country in August and November 1999 and claimed more than 18,000 lives.

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The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey exceeded 120

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The number of victims of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Thursday night in western Turkey, to over 120, four died, and all of them are local citizens, according to Turkish media reported on Friday, citing sources in hospitals, the police and the Department of Emergency .

Previously reported 80 casualties.

Quake was registered at 23.15 local time (00.15 MSK), its epicenter was in the county in the province of Kutahya Simav. Originally Seismological Observatory of Bosphorus University reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9, but later the Department of Emergency Turkey said it was 5.7.

Quake was felt in many parts of western and central Turkey, including Istanbul. After the first earthquake in Kutahya by 6 am local time, there were more than 50 aftershocks of magnitude less, including 4.6, reported on its website seysmoobservatoriya Bosphorus University.

Eyewitnesses earthquake in Kutahya reported that it was so strong that houses bursting glass in the first few seconds, people could not move, transfer channels CNN-Turk and NTV. The area is at the epicenter of the earthquake, according to media reports, four people were killed.

Information officials until contradictory. Thus, the Governor of the Province Kütahya reported that the earthquake killed three people, and the Minister for the Environment, said that the victims of the disaster became two.

In seysmoobservatorii Bosphorus University said that the number of victims of the earthquake could rise to ten.

"We have prepared a virtual map of the damage and loss, and we estimate that the death toll could be ten people," — said in an interview to CNN-Turk deputy director of the observatory Meral Ozel.

Turkish news channels live report on the earthquake in Kutahya. During a news broadcast at 11:00 local time (12:00 MSK), there was a new quake, which caused panic among the residents of the county Sim. Its magnitude was 3.9, the Turkish seismologists.

Seismologists do not predict new strong aftershocks in Kutahya, at the same time, they do not rule out that earthquakes of magnitude 4-4.5 some time will continue.

Turkey earthquake occur frequently, because a large part of its territory located in earthquake-prone areas. The largest earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in the country in August and November 1999 and claimed more than 18,000 lives.

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