Many Abandon Their Homes As Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Istanbul

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey’s Istanbul on Thursday, prompting many to abandon their houses in fear and run outside.


Phone services were down due to the number of people attempting to make calls. Istanbul mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, said there were no reports of deaths from the quake.


Others who were very scared of what was happening, were heard reciting the shahadah and saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ during an earthquake in Istanbul this morning.

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