Earthquake in Istanbul: hundreds of buildings could collapse, dozens injured

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

The earthquake in Istanbul has injured 34 people, 473 of the building suffered minor damage

This was stated by Vice-President of Turkey Fuat oktay.

According to the European Mediterranean seismological center (EMSC), the earthquake of a magnitude of 5.9 occurred on Thursday in the West of Turkey. Tremors recorded at 10:59 UTC (13:59 Kyiv time). The epicenter was located 68 kilometers to the West of Istanbul. The focus lies at a depth of 12 kilometers.

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

As previously reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the earthquake, eight people were slightly injured.

According to some data, of the 34 victims of the earthquake of 10 citizens continue treatment, 24 discharged from hospitals. Minor damage received 473 of a building. After the earthquake was recorded 188 aftershocks, the strongest at 4.1 points.

In the network published the footage of the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

Earlier it was reported that an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on the border of Pakistan with India. As a result of destruction there are many dead and wounded. At the moment the country found the bodies of 37 dead.

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It is also known that about 500 people were taken to hospitals with injuries. Rescue services continue to operate, and the authorities sent a truck with medicines to help the injured.

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

“We sent a research team around the area affected by the earthquake to collect details about the victims,” said Muhammad Tayab, Commissioner from the city of Mirpur.

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

According to the National seismic monitoring center in Islamabad, the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km. tremors were felt in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and in cities such as Lahore, Faisalabad, Gasquet, Peshawar.

Землетрясение в Стамбуле: сотни зданий могут рухнуть, десятки пострадавших

We will remind, 47 dead, 640 injured: a powerful explosion launched the earthquake, video from hell.

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