New 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Türkiye’s Adana

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit southern Türkiye’s Adana province on Tuesday at 8.44 a.m. local time, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) stated.

The earthquake comes after a pair of devastating quakes that impacted vast swathes of the country’s southeastern region and killed at least 50,000 people, the statement mentioned.

The 5.5 magnitude quake can be considered as the aftershock of powerful Kahramanmaraş-centered tremors from early February, said Professor Orhan Tatar, head of the risk reduction department at the AFAD.

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