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Scientist caught in earthquake while speaking about it

Scientist caught in earthquake while speaking about it
Earthquake occurred during 6th International Earthquake Symposium in Turkey

By Sahin Oktay and Tahir Turan Eroglu

KOCAELI, Turkey (AA) - An Italian scientist was caught in an earthquake on Thursday, when he was delivering a speech in an earthquake symposium in Turkey's northwestern Kocaeli province.

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which centered in the Sea of Marmara, occurred when Prof. Dario Albarello was giving a presentation at the 6th International Earthquake Symposium.

Albarello, who is a lecturer at the Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment in Italy’s University of Siena, said he realized the earthquake due to the swinging of a chandelier in the hall.

Besides Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city, the earthquake was also felt in nearby urban areas such as Kocaeli, Sakarya, Tekirdag, Edirne and Kirklareli.

source: News Feed
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