A powerful earthquake struck the metropolis on Thursday, according to Turkey’s monitoring center. The National Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) said that a 5.8 magnitude tremor hit the Sea of Marmara at 1:59 PM.
At least 100 people injured and more than 2,000 evacuated, officials say, as temblor strikes about 37 kilometres offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province.
A temblor of 5.7 magnitude strikes Sea of Marmara, shakes buildings and damages a mosque in Istanbul. Quake also felt in Tekirdag, Bursa, and Kocaeli provinces.
The epicentre of the 5.6-magnitude quake was near Durres, less than 40 km west of the capital Tirana.
Strong but shallow earthquake jolts Athens, knocking out phone and cellphone service and sending worried residents rushing into the streets. No immediate reports of damage or injuries so far.
Magnitude 7.1 quake strikes near the town of Ridgecrest with 11 times more force than an apparent foreshock that rattled the same area a day earlier.
The United States Geological Survey said at least one person by a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake in the Amazon rainforest in north-central Peru.
The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency said the earthquake on Wednesday was centered in the town of Acipayam, in Denizli province. It was followed by two aftershocks.
Indonesian authorities warned of "extreme weather and high waves" around the erupting Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that killed at least 430 people and left around 21,000 people homeless.
There were no immediate reports of damage from two earthquakes, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that waves had been "observed" and could reach up to three metres in height.
Sunday night's 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Sarpol-e Zahab in western Kermanshah province, felt as far away as the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and Kuwait.
Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said the official death toll had risen to 2,073 as of Thursday, with most of the fatalities in Palu.
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