5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey's west

5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey's west

5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkeys west

A total of 10 abandoned buildings in Çanakkale's Sazlı village that were partly damaged were demolished on Feb. 21

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's west late Feb. 20, the disaster authority said.

Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on Twitter the quake hit Çanakkale province.

The earthquake occurred at 9.23 p.m. (1823 GMT) as the epicenter was Ayvacık district of Canakkale, 237 miles (384 kilometers) west of Istanbul.

No casualties were reported.

The tremblor was strongly felt in several large cities, including Istanbul and İzmir.

AFAD chief of Çanakkale office, Levent Yılmaz, told the agency that there was not a negative situation or collapse as AFAD teams are doing investigations.

Separately, the Governor's Office in Istanbul said it does not have any negativity in Istanbul as the quake was felt across the region.