4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes IstanbulChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 12, 2020
A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul on Saturday, but no casualties have been reported so far.
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Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced that no reports of casualties were so far received.
At a depth of 7.09 km, the quake caused short-term panic in the metropolis, as many people rushed to the streets immediately after it was felt.
A 5.8 magnitude of an earthquake struck the city in September, last year, injuring over 30 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.
Geologists have long been expecting a strong earthquake to hit Istanbul in the fault line passing under the Marmara Sea. ■