Magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolts Istanbul

No injuries, casualties or damage reported so far, says Istanbul governor

Sefa Sahin   | 19.06.2021
Magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolts Istanbul


A 3.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Turkey’s metropolis Istanbul, said the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Saturday.

AFAD said the quake occurred at 3.07 p.m. local time (1207GMT) and was centered at the Kartal district of the Anatolian side of Istanbul.

Its epicenter was 7.06 kilometers (4.38 miles) below the surface.

No casualties or damage have been reported so far, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said.

*Writing by Busra Nur Cakmak

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