6.1 magnitude earthquake in Türkiye leaves at least 35 injured
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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Black Sea coast in Türkiye on Wednesday, leaving a preliminary balance of 35 people injured and some property damage.


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According to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reviewed by various media, the tremor occurred at 04:08 (local time) and the epicenter was located 14 kilometers from the city of Düzce, capital of the homonymous province, in the west of the country.

The Türkiye Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca, reported that the earthquake would have caused 35 injuries so far, of which 32 reside in Düzce and another three from Istanbul, Bolu and Zonguldak, where it was also considerably noticeable.

Testimonies on social networks show the shaking, home destruction and moderate damage to structures, and indicate that there were several injuries due to panic attacks among the population when jumping from balconies and windows to go out into the street.

According to the USGS, the telluric movement originated at a depth of 3.9 kilometers and with this it differs from other specialized centers such as the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM), which reports it seven kilometers into the earth’s mantle with a magnitude of 6.0.

Experts calculate that some 26,000,000 people felt the powerful earthquake along a strip of 200 kilometers.

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