Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Istanbul

Baku, January 11, AZERTAC

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake shook Istanbul on Saturday, said Turkey's state-run disaster management authority, according to Anadolu Agency.

According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the quake that occurred at 16.37 p.m. local time (1337GMT) centered off the Silivri district in the Sea of Marmara at a depth of 7.09 kilometers (4.40 miles).

The AFAD said they are closely following the developments.

According to Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, no destruction or casualties have been reported so far.

In a Twitter post, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said: “Our biggest consolation is no loss of life occurred as a result of the quake.”

All medical teams are ready for emergencies after the earthquake, Koca added.

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