After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Turkey, more than 20 people were injured, according to the country’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who tweeted that there was no information on fatalities.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the northwest of Turkey in the early hours of Wednesday, causing at least 22 people to sustain injuries, according to health officials.
According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the mild earthquake was located approximately 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of Istanbul, which is the largest city in the country.
On Twitter, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated that there was no information regarding any fatalities or injuries.
According to a tweet posted by the Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koca, there have been 22 individuals injured, including one person who sustained critical injuries after panicking and jumping from a building.
The Turkish authorities determined that the earthquake’s epicentre was in the Golyaka region of the Duzce province; nonetheless, the tremors were powerfully felt in Istanbul as well.
The first photographs that were released showed people wrapped in blankets standing outside their homes early in the morning.
The Emergency Situations and Disaster Assistance Directorate (AFAD) of Turkey said that there were controlled blackouts in the Duzce region and urged locals not to panic.
Turkey is located in what is known as one of the most active earthquake zones in the world.
In January of 2020, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Elazig, causing the deaths of more than 40 people.
In November of that year, a severe earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck the region surrounding the Aegean Sea, causing 114 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries.