A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Istanbul on Thursday, causing great panic in the city.

The Presidency of Disaster Management and Emergencies ( AFAD ) said that the quake struck southwestern Istanbul in the Sea of ​​Marmara at 14:00.

According to AFAD, the quake hit a depth of 7 km, but the Kandilli Observatory and the Earthquake Research Institute reported that the depth was 12.6 km.

Earlier Thursday, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit near Istanbul at 12:00.

A 4.6 magnitude shaker hit Monday morning southwest of Istanbul.

No causality or damage was immediately reported.

Many social media users have posted videos of the earthquake.

Areas hit by the earthquake in Turkey Istanbul

We will update you with the further updates as we get.