A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province earlier Thursday, september 25, 2019, killing at least three people and damaging a bridge, hospital and some other buildings.
The M6.5 quake hit about 37 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8:46 a.m. local time (23:46 GMT), at a depth of 29 kilometers (18 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The area was hit by at least two dozen aftershocks including a M5.6. Initial reports said the quake struck offshore, but later analysis found it hit onshore, raising the potential for damage.
The national disaster mitigation agency said four people had been killed and three others injured. But authorities are still counting.
Two people were killed by falling debris, another died after being buried by a landslide while a woman was killed after falling off her motorbike while fleeing to higher ground.
Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits near Istanbul as officials say major quake will destroy the megapole without notice in the next few years
Today, September 26, 2019, a M5.7 earthquake hit near Istanbul, Turkey, sending residents out of buildings and on to the streets.
Meanwhile, scientists warn that a mega earthquake in the region is long overdue and would destroy at least parts of Istanbul without notice.
A strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hit about 70 km (44 miles) west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea at a depth of 12.6 km today.
Witnesses felt buildings shake in the city during the quake and said some offices and schools were temporarily evacuated.
However, there are no immediate reports of damage or people hurt.
Already more than 250 people reported feeling loud rumblings across different regions of Turkey. This number is increasing every hour.
The Next Big One Is Overdue For Istanbul
A team of geologists working at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience, has calculated that a larger earthquake (>M7.0) will hit Istanbul’s eastern Marmara Sea, at the gates of the city in the next few years, giving people little time to find protection.
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