A powerful earthquake panics Izmir, there are injured

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred in Izmir, Buca district at 03:29 local time (02:29 BST), the Directorate of Emergencies and Combating Natural Disasters of the Ankara Presidency (AFAD) announced. It was determined that the earthquake was at a depth of 4.5 kilometers. It was also felt in the neighboring provinces.

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylü reported that 3 people were injured as a result of panic jumping from balconies, one person was in serious condition. About 20 buildings were damaged. The minaret of a mosque in Kubilay district of Konak district in Izmir has collapsed. Izmir Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer also made a statement: “According to our initial conclusions, we have no major damage. All firefighters and rescue personnel are patrolling and searching the area for casualties and damage.”

After the earthquake, there was a partial power cut in Izmir. In addition, tel. 112 received reports that there were destroyed chimneys.

Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Koger also made a statement on his social media profile: “There were no serious problems in the Buja earthquake.”

Buja Mayor Erhan Kalici tweeted: “So far we have not confirmed any loss of life or serious damage.”

After the earthquake, many citizens of Izmir spent the night outdoors, waiting for aftershocks.


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