Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes northern Turkey

Quake shakes Kastamonu province; no casualties reported so far

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes northern Turkey

 A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Turkey’s Black Sea province of Kastamonu early Friday, the country's disaster agency said.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the quake occurred at 6.37 a.m. local time (0337GMT) at a depth of around seven kilometers (4.34 miles).

No casualties have been reported so far.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active zones. Last October, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the Aegean province of Izmir, killing at least 116 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.


Yunus Emre Kabaoğlu