Magnitude-5.1 earthquake hits Turkey

The earthquake occurs only nine months after the magnitude-7.7 earthquake that struck the country in February. The governor of Bursa, Mahmut Demirtaş, assured that no damage has been reported.

The United States Geological Survey reported that a magnitude-5.1 earthquake was recorded in Turkey. According to authorities, the earthquake had its epicenter in Gemlik Bay in Bursa, about 75 miles from Istanbul. The event occurs only nine months after a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck the country in February 2023.

According to Bursa Governor Mahmut Demirtaş, no damage has been reported. "A magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurred off the coast of Gemlik Bay in the Sea of ​​Marmara and according to the first findings, no negative situation was detected in the earthquake, which was also felt in the surrounding provinces," Demirtaş wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Likewise, the governor explained that the authorities continue to attend to the situation. "Our relevant institutions, especially AFAD, are on alert and all our teams are closely monitoring the situation. May God protect our country from disasters," Demirtaş detailed.