Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rattles northern Turkey and is felt as far away as Istanbul and Ankara – sparking fears of damage
- US Geological Survey on Wednesday put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.1
- It struck 9 miles northwest of Düzce, around 32 miles northeast of Adapazan
- Turkish residents felt the earthquake as far away as Istanbul, Ankara and Gebze
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit Turkey on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake was at a depth of 1.24 miles. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said residents felt the earthquake at 4:08am local time.
It was centered approximately 9 miles northwest of Düzce, around 32 miles northeast of Adapazan.
Turkish residents felt the earthquake as far away as Istanbul, Ankara, Bolu, Gölcük, Gebze.
Details as to the extent of the damage were not immediately known.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre released a map of residents reporting feeling an earthquake. Colored dots represent local shaking & damage level reported by eyewitnesses
The map from the US Geological Survey represents the approximate position of the quake
A third chart shows the gradation of severity of shakes felt by residents the close they were to the earthquake in Turkey