At least 22 People Hurt after an Earthquake Struck Northwest Turkey

At least 22 people have sustained injuries after  magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck northwest Turkey on Wednesday morning,according to health chiefs.

The shallow tremor struck about 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of Istanbul, the country’s largest city, according to the US Geological Survey.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu took to Twitter saying  that no death cases have been reported so far.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that 22 people were injured — including one who was seriously hurt after jumping from a building out of panic.

Turkish authorities said the quake’s epicentre was in Duzce province’s Golyaka district, though it was also strongly felt in Istanbul.

Initial images showed people covered in blankets outside their homes during the early morning.

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