M4.1 earthquake jolts NW Turkey, tremors felt in Constantinople

Magnitude 4.1 occurred 24 km S of #Maltepe (#Turkiye) (local time 23:53:52).

The earthquake occurred off Yalova coast and the tremors were felt in nearby cities.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurred off the coast of Çınarcık, Yalova in northwestern Turkey at 11.53 p.m. yesterday, as reported by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

Boğaziçi University's Kandilli Observatory measured the quake at 4.2 in magnitude. The seismic activity originated at a depth of 12 kilometres.

The tremor reverberated not only through Yalova but also across neighbouring provinces, including Constantinople (Istanbul), according to reports.

Following the quake, numerous users took to social media expressing their curiosity about whether this seismic activity could be a foreshock of the anticipated major earthquake in İstanbul.

Geophysics professor Övgün Ahmet Ercan said there is no need to worry about this issue, as the earthquake occurred on a fault that fractured during the 7.4 magnitude earthquake in 1999. 

"The earthquake occurred on the 1999 Çınarcık fault. It's a routine stress release. I don't anticipate a major earthquake. It doesn't bring forward the İstanbul earthquake. No need to worry," he wrote on X.

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