Friday, June 14, 2024

Second Powerful Earthquake Hits Turkey Hours After Over 1,200 Killed

Over 1,200 people perished while sleeping as a result of the strongest earthquake in nearly a century, which slammed Turkey and Syria early on Monday. The earthquake destroyed houses and sent shocks as far away as Iraq. The USGS reports that a second 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkey this evening (USGS).

There are currently no known details regarding the second earthquake’s fatalities.
At 1:24 pm local time, a second shallow earthquake occurred 4 km south-southeast of the village of Ekinozu.

Major Turkish cities were completely destroyed by the first 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which occurred in a volatile area where millions of refugees had fled the Syrian Civil War and other crises.

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