A video of a mosque destroyed in Turkey’s largest city was aired on RBC TV channel.
The video shows that as a result of the disaster the spire fell from the minaret, emergency services are working at the scene.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.8, was felt both in Istanbul and in its vicinity. According to Haberturk, people ran out into the streets, schools were evacuated. According to Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, according to preliminary data, there is no information about the death and destruction.
In the area of the Sea of Marmara, located in Turkey, earthquakes occur quite regularly, in most cases they do not cause loss of life. Earlier, an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 struck Silivri, an area of Istanbul province, and no damage was reported.