6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Syria border
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The fresh earthquake hit exactly two weeks after a devastating temblor jolted the region. The first 7.8 magnitude tremor, which rocked the region on February 6, and its aftershocks have left more than 46,000 people dead in both countries.
EMSC confirmed another earthquake hit region
Previous earthquakes devastated region
On Sunday, the number of deaths in Turkey reached 40,642, while more than 5,800 deaths were reported in Syria. Around 350,000 apartments have already collapsed in Turkey, which was already struggling with runaway inflation. Earlier on Saturday, United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken had announced $100 million in disaster relief aid for the region.Share this timeline