Northwestern Türkiye hit by 180 aftershocks following powerful earthquake
Strongest aftershock was 4.3 magnitude, says disaster management authority
AA  Thursday 09:34, 24 November 2022
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Northwestern Türkiye was rocked by 180 aftershocks after Wednesday’s powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake, according to the country’s disaster agency.

The strongest aftershock measured 4.3, said the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

AFAD said that 16 of the 93 people injured in the earthquake were still being treated at hospitals, adding it dispatched 2,580 personnel and 471 vehicles to the region.

AFAD said the earthquake struck at 4.08 a.m. (0108GMT) and was centered in Golyaka district in northwestern Duzce province.

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

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

In 1999, Duzce was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake which lasted 30 seconds, killing 710 people and injuring 2,679.

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