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Turkey Earthquake

Updated on 26 September 2019


On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the US Geological Survey recorded a 5.7-magnitude

earthquake, with an epicenter located 70 km (44 miles) west of Istanbul in the Marmara

Sea, south of the town of Silivri. It struck at 13:59 (local time) at a depth of 12.6 km (7.8


There are no reports of significant structural damage and no reports of casualties, at this


A tsunami alert has not been issued.

Mitigation Steps:

  • Monitor local news media for updates

  • Avoid traveling through damaged areas

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Keep bottled water nearby

  • Allow for possible travel delays

  • Expect aftershocks, some may be strong. In the event of aftershocks:

  • If indoors:

  • Seek shelter from falling debris (ex: under a table)

  • Move away from windows

  • Do not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger

  • If outdoors:

  • Move away from tall buildings, utility wires, streetlights and high walls

  • Watch for ground movement (cracks, shifting, sinkholes, etc.)

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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