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Istanbul Earthquake 2020: M4.8 earthquake rattles Istanbul and Marmara region

January 11, 2020: Magnitude 4.8 moderate earthquake has rattled Istanbul and the Marmara region today at 04:37 pm local time, Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute reported.

According to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute,the earthquake's epicenter was located 63 km far from İstanbul, Turkey.  The earthquake occurred at 16 km depth.

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu confirmed via Twitter that there are no damage from this earthquake.

This is what Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu tweeted from his official twitter handle (@ekrem_imamoglu)
Marmara Denizi Silivri Açıklarında 16 km derinlikte, 4.8 büyüklüğünde meydana gelen deprem sonrası AKOM koordinasyonunda tüm ekiplerimiz görev başında, şu ana kadar ekiplerimize iletilen olumsuz bir durum söz konusu değil. İstanbul’umuza geçmiş olsun.
In 1999, two strong quakes in the heavily populated and industrialised regions of northwest Turkey left some 20,000 dead. A powerful earthquake in the town of Caldiran in Van province killed 3,840 people in 1976.

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