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Turkey Earthquake: The new 6.4 Magnitude tremors kills 8 people.

2 Weeks after Turkey and Syria were hit by devastating earthquakes which killed around 45000 people, the regions experienced fresh 6.4 magnitude tremors.

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake that devastated both countries on February 6 occurred close to Antakya, Turkey, which is located close to the Syrian border.
In Turkey and Syria, the preceding earthquakes left 44,000 people dead and tens of thousands displaced. On Monday, tremor-weakened buildings toppled in both nations. According to Turkey’s disaster and emergency ministry, the 6.4 earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT) (6.2 miles).
Three minutes later, a 5.8 aftershock occurred, and then 31 less powerful aftershocks followed.

Dr. Fahrettin Koca, the health minister, reported 294 injuries, 18 of them serious.

Since the earthquake occurred in a region that was largely deserted after being severely damaged. By the quake on February 6, it is believed that the death toll was comparatively low this time. Paramedics and rescue teams worked to get to the worst-affected neighborhoods. The walls of severely damaged buildings had collapsed, reports from the city of Antakya described terror and panic in the streets.

People running towards shelters:

People in the city of Adana were compelled by the most recent earthquake to go to a volleyball court. The same had been transformed into a rescue facility after the previous one. According to the police, up to 600 people may have arrived overnight. They came in search of a strong, ground-floor structure to seek refuge in.

Many were said to have fled their homes when the earthquake hit. Which shows that there is still a great deal of anxiety two weeks after the initial catastrophe. The quakes on Monday, were also felt in Egypt and Lebanon. It is believed that 470 injured persons attended hospitals in Syria.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged $100 million in humanitarian aid during a visit to Turkey on Monday. He added that the US would support the earthquake recovery effort “for as long as it takes.”

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