5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, damages mosque (video)

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Istanbul on Thursday, sending school children and residents into the streets and collapsing the minaret of a mosque in Turkey’s commercial and cultural centre.

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, damages mosque


Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said the earthquake struck in the Sea of Marmara at 1:59 p.m. (1059 GMT) at 7 kilometres (4.4 miles) deep and was felt throughout the western Marmara region, which includes Istanbul.

Turkish media showed children being evacuated from schools and city residents waiting outside their homes. Schools were cancelled for the day.

Watch the video below:

 

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