Turkey-Syria earthquake strikes again, three dead, more than 200 injured

by Ana Lopez

Strong earthquake shocks were once again felt in Turkey. Magnitudes were measured at 6.4 and 5.3 on the Richter scale. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported that the earthquake struck at a depth of two km (1.2 mi) in the Turkey-Syria border area.
Turkey’s southern province of Hatay was hit by two earthquakes on Monday. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said three people were killed and 213 injured in the latest earthquake. After the shock of the earthquake, people came out of their houses and an atmosphere of chaos was seen all around. The recent earthquake has damaged many buildings.
Aftershocks of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes in Turkey’s Hat province were also felt in neighboring Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck at around 10.04pm local time on Monday, followed by another magnitude 5.8 three minutes later, centered in Samandag, Hatay.
Earlier on February 6, the devastating earthquake in Turkey and neighboring Syria has caused great devastation. Its magnitude was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale. Even after a day or two, light tremors were felt several times. The death toll in this earthquake has crossed 41,000. In such a situation, this shock has once again increased the concern.

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