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Turkey Experiences A Significant 6.0 Earthquake, Shocks People Around It Too

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Turkey recently experiences a 6.0 earthquake. According to a report posted by the Volcano Discovery website, the earthquake would definitely be felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. For example, Istanbul and also Ankara. Such a strong one.

They added, “The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.0 quake in Turkey near Düzce, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on 23rd November 2022, at 4:08 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km”.

Picture: Volcano Discovery

As can be seen on a Tweet posted by a user that goes by the name Rania Kisar, a lot of people who live in Istanbul get shocked by the situation. She mentioned, “6.0 earthquake in Istanbul, just a few minutes ago. Crowds of civilians are all in the streets”.

To have an easier understanding of the significant earthquake, these are some of the details that you guys should know about it.

Earthquake In Turkey Details

Date & time Nov 23, 2022, 01:08:14 UTC – 46 minutes ago
Local time at epicenter Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022, at 4:08 am (GMT +3)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.0
Depth 3.9 km
Epicenter latitude/longitude 40.8437°N / 30.9695°E  (Düzce, Turkey)
Antipode 40.844°S / 149.031°W
Shaking intensity Moderate shaking
Felt 442 reports
Primary data source USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities 16 km (10 mi) W of Düzce (pop: 57,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Hendek (Sakarya) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) SSE of Karasu Mahallesi (Sakarya) (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) SSW of Akçakoca (pop: 35,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Akyazı (Sakarya) (pop: 25,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SE of Karasu (Sakarya) (pop: 30,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) E of Istanbul (pop: 14,804,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at the epicenter at the time of the quake Overcast Clouds  11.3°C (52 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8-gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Sources: Volcano Discovery, Twitter.

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