Earthquake in Western Turkey Registered Magnitude 4.5Chandra Prabu (Author) Published Date : Dec 20, 2018 12:50 ET
Turkey is a seismically active area collision between European plate and both African and Arabian Plates. The last earthquake happened in 2017 on Marmara region with a registered magnitude of 5.5.
Earthquake data Provided by Volcano Discovery
Date & Time: Thu, 20 Dec 06:34:24 UTC
Hypocenter depth: 5.0 km
Magnitude (Richter scale): 4.5
The residents of Turkey reports that "Woke up to bed shaking. Continued for 6 seconds or so. I felt it, I was lying in my bed in an apartment in Cihangir (450 meters from Taksim Square) when I felt a forceful swaying side to side. As I’m new in the building I wondered for a second if it could be what happens when someone has slammed a door in the building but it was too strong and a few seconds too much to be that. Also, I lived in Tokyo and experienced many earthquakes."
Earthquake in Western Turkey Registered Magnitude 4.5