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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattles northwestern Türkiye

ANKARA, 23rd November, 2022 (WAM) -- A powerful earthquake jolted Türkiye’s northwestern Duzce province early Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Golyaka District struck at 4.08 am (0108GMT) on Wednesday.

The quake occurred at a depth of 6.81 kilometres (4.2 miles).

It was also felt in Istanbul and other provinces, including northwestern Bolu, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Bursa, Bilecik and western Izmir and Kutahya provinces and the capital Ankara.

Following the quake, a total of 18 aftershocks were recorded. Power cuts are being applied in the region as a precautionary measure, announced AFAD.

Duzce Governor Cevdet Atay announced that schools will be closed Wednesday due to the earthquake.

No casualties or damage to buildings have been reported so far, said Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail