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Panic in Istanbul after 5.8 magnitude quake

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 was recorded on Thursday in the Istanbul area of ​​Turkey, reports the Daily Sabah. Information about the injured and the destruction has not yet been reported.

As noted, after the earthquake in Istanbul, panic broke out.

The publication recalls that at about 12:00 near Istanbul, another earthquake of magnitude 2.9 was recorded.

The Altai-Sayan branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences clarifies that the earthquake was recorded in the Sea of ​​Marmara, 13 km southeast of the Turkish city of Silivri (Istanbul province).

The epicenter recorded at 13:59 UTC of the earthquake had coordinates 41.02 degrees north latitude and 28.39 degrees east longitude.

According to the intensity of tremors at the epicenter, seismic event is estimated as “destructive”.

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