Turkey

Earthquake in Northwest Turkey:

Düzce Gölyaka earthquake scared the whole country. One person died of a panic-related heart attack, while 50 others were injured.

Turkey, which has experienced great pain in the earthquakes in the past years, once again experienced great fear at night.

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Gölyaka district of Düzce at 04.08 caused panic in the surrounding provinces as well. Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Bolu, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Zonguldak and many other cities were affected by the earthquake. The question of how many seconds the Düzce Gölyaka earthquake lasted is also in mind. The longest earthquake in recent years lasted about 40-45 seconds.

The magnitude of Düzce Gölyaka earthquake was announced as 5.9 by AFAD and 6.0 by Kandilli Observatory.

How long did the Düzce Turkey Earthquake last?

According to the detections made from the security cameras of various shops in Düzce, the earthquake lasted for 43-45 seconds. At 04:30, another 4.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded, the epicenter of which was the Çilimli district of Düzce.

The Düzce Gölyaka-centered earthquake was felt in a wide area as far as Istanbul, Bolu, Sakarya, Ankara, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Bilecik, Bursa, Zonguldak, Karabük, Bartın and İzmir.

According to the statement made by AFAD at 09:00, after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake, 101 aftershocks occurred, the largest of which was 4.3. AFAD announced that as of 09:42, 37 people were injured in Düzce, 4 in Bursa, 1 in Istanbul, 6 in Zonguldak, 1 in Sakarya and 1 in Bolu.

Bolu Governor Erkan Kılıç announced that 20 people were injured in the city after the earthquake.

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, “One of our injured people has a broken pelvis by jumping in Bolu. There is no danger to life, but the injured person in Düzce is in danger of life. 50 people were injured, one seriously. 33 people have been discharged,” he said. A 63-year-old woman in Düzce suffered a heart attack and died after panicking during the earthquake.

Why was the electricity cut off during the earthquake?

In the statement made by AFAD on 05.04, “Energy cuts are applied in the region for control purposes. We ask our citizens not to panic,” the statement said. Minister Soylu also said that the power cuts were controlled cuts.

Were schools closed due to the Turkey earthquake?

Training was suspended for one day in Düzce, Sakarya, Bolu and Zonguldak, where aftershocks continued.

Düzce Mayor Faruk Özlü said, “It was the earthquake we felt very strongly. There may be some damage to the plaster and chimney of the buildings. There is no definite information reaching us in this direction,” he said. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, “We do not have any casualties. Our scans in the villages continue. There are barns being demolished in several villages,” he said.

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