The earthquake occurred at 4:08 am local time in Duzce County, at a depth of ten meters.
The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks and was felt 200 kilometers away, in Istanbul, a city of 16 million people, and in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Numerous tectonic plates border each other on the territory of Turkey.
In November 1999, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake killed about 900 people, also in Duzce.
In September of the same year, a strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake claimed the... [see source for more information]