Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes central Turkey

Quake shakes Konya province, no casualties reported so far

Havva Kara Aydin   | 09.02.2021
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes central Turkey


A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck central Turkey on Tuesday, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the quake occurred at 6.51 p.m. local time (1551GMT) in the Tuzlukcu district of the Konya province.

It occurred at a depth of seven kilometers (4.34 miles).

No casualties have been reported so far, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter.

Two other earthquakes in the district, with magnitude 4 at 6.52 p.m. (1552GMT) and magnitude 4.1 at 6.53 p.m. (1553GMT), were also reported.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active zones. Last October, a powerful earthquake with magnitude 6.6 hit the Aegean province of Izmir, killing at least 116 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

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