5.1-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey's Izmir, No Casualties
Published November 30, 2021 | 03:56 PM
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey's western province of Izmir on Tuesday, with no casualties reported
ISTANBUL, Nov. 30 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Nov, 2021 ) :A 5.1-magnitude
earthquake jolted Turkey's western province of Izmir on Tuesday, with no casualties reported.
Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced on its website that the
earthquake occurred off Izmir's Urla district in the Aegean Sea at 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).
earthquake occurring off Urla, no casualties or damage have been reported so far," AFAD said on Twitter, adding that "the field scanning work" is currently continuing in the region.
"The quake accompanied with a heavy rainfall and strong wind caused panic," Yasemin Boncuk, a 43-year-old
Izmir resident, told Xinhua over the phone. "I jumped out of the bed in fear," he said.
Nine minutes after the first tremor, a 4.3-magnitude large aftershock occurred, according to AFAD.
earthquake hit the Aegean Sea off Izmir in October last year, killing 117 people and wounding over 1,000 others.