New 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Türkiye, felt in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt
Another shocking 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Türkiye-Syria border on Monday and felt in many countries including Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, while the region still recovers from the worst earthquake in Turkey’s which was on sixth of February.
The latest 6.4 magnitude earthquake has centred around the town of Defne, according to Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), adding that three people had been killed and 213 injured
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stated that the earthquake struck at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) at about 8:04 pm local time (17:04 GMT).
Yunus Sezer, AFAD chief has informed the media that rescue teams continue their efforts working on collapsed buildings; although search and rescue operations for survivors have been called off in many other affected zones.
Turkish Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu prompted citizens not to return to their homes or attempt at restoring their belongings, since quakes are usually followed by aftershocks.
Fuat Oktay, Turkish Vice President, spoke late Monday of at least 20 aftershocks taking place already.
Buildings weakened by the earlier earthquake are reported to have collapsed in Türkiye and Syria on Monday and at least three people are reported to have been killed and several injured.
Syria’s state news agency, SANA, reported the injury of six people in Aleppo, caused by falling rubble. More building collapsed also in Samandag where residents have already fled their homes in the aftermath of the first quake.
Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres tweeted in consolation: “My thoughts continue to be with the people of Türkiye and Syria, as they face the impact of new earthquakes striking the region this evening.”