Another 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Turkey

Two weeks after the tragic earthquake, a new earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in southern Turkey


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Turkey on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, two weeks after the deadly earthquake that It killed tens of thousands of people in the country and neighboring Syria.

The earthquake had an epicenter 3 km southwest of Uzunbağ and occurred at a depth of 10 km, according to information from the US agency.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay tweeted minutes after the response. urging people to stay away from damaged buildings and said investigations into him continued in Hatay.

Turkey's Emergency and Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) tweeted a warning saying: "It is important that our citizens remain away from the coast as a precaution against sea level rise to 50 cm".

The mayor of Samandag city in Hatay district, Refik Eryilmaz, told live to local Haberturk TV that "some damaged buildings are They collapsed during the last earthquake. Due to the difficulties of communication, I can't verify if there are people inside some of them." Samandag is close to the sea, so due to the AFAD alert, there is a Panic atmosphere in Samandag.

This strong aftershock follows the deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6. So far, the earthquake has killed more than 46,500 people and injured tens of thousands in both. Countries. It was one of the strongest to hit the region in more than one century.

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