Turkey-Syria quake highlights: New temblor leaves 8 dead, nearly 300 injured

Feb 22, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Turkey-Syria Earthquake highlights: A new 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed six people and injured more than 200 in parts of Turkey.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Live Updates: Six people were killed in an earthquake which struck the border region of Turkey and Syria, CNN Turk reported on Tuesday, two weeks after a larger quake killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

Collapsed buildings in Antakya, southern Turkey on February 20, 2023 (AFP)
Collapsed buildings in Antakya, southern Turkey on February 20, 2023 (AFP)

Monday's quake, this time with a magnitude of 6.4, was centred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 294 people were injured in Monday evening's earthquake, with 18 seriously hurt and transported to hospitals in Adana and Dortyol.

Turkey's disaster management agency said on Twitter another 5.8-magnitude quake followed three minutes later and its epicentre was Samandag district in Hatay. 

The fresh tremors come as the region is still reeling from two devastating earthquakes that struck earlier this month. The death toll, which already tops 41,000 in Turkey and thousands more in neighboring Syria, is expected to keep rising as emergency workers comb through collapsed buildings. 


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    "My thoughts continue to be with the people of Turkiye and Syria, as they face the impact of new earthquakes striking the region this evening. @UN teams on the ground are assessing the situation, and we stand ready to provide additional support as needed," Guterres said in a tweet.

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  • Feb 21, 2023 06:49 AM IST

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    Taking to Twitter, Sullivan wrote, "We are deeply concerned by the news of earthquakes impacting areas already devastated in Turkiye and Syria. The US will continue to extend our full support."

  • Feb 21, 2023 06:23 AM IST

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    Reuters saw Turkish rescue teams running around on foot after the latest quake to check on residents, most of whom were living in temporary tents after the tremors two weeks ago. Muna Al Omar, a resident, said she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the earthquake hit.

    "I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet," she said, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms.

  • Feb 21, 2023 05:59 AM IST

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  • Feb 21, 2023 05:20 AM IST

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    Monday's quake, this time with a magnitude of 6.4, was centred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.


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