Erdogan: "8 people slightly injured during Istanbul earthquake" - UPDATED

Erdogan: "8 people slightly injured during Istanbul earthquake" - UPDATED
# 26 September 2019 17:01 (UTC +04:00)

"5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Istanbul," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, APA reports.

He said 28 tremors have been recorded so far. According to the president, the number of tremors may increase.

Erdogan said eight people were injured as a result of the earthquake.

The President of Turkey appealed to the citizens not to believe the news that was not true.

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Western Turkey on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, APA reports.

According to the Volcanoes Discovery website, the earthquake occurred at 10:59 UTC (11:59 GMT). The depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometres or about 6 miles.

No casualties or damage have so far been reported.

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