Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that the new quake was felt in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Israel.
The earthquake took people by surprise.
While authorities are not reporting the extent of the destruction and potential casualties and casualties, global media outlets are broadcasting from the scene. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that six people were injured as a result of falling debris from buildings, they were taken to a hospital in Aleppo.
At the Sheraton Hotel in Adana, where several buildings collapsed during the first earthquake, families crowded into the elevators with their luggage to evacuate the building, according to the New York Times. A woman, sobbing, tried to reach someone on the phone. Another guest began calling family members, urging them to leave the building in which they were staying. “I’m shaking. We’re all in shock,” said Asu Askit, the wife of the hotel owner. “I think I’ll stay in my car today.” Tremors were also felt in the Aleppo region of northwestern Syria, correspondents said. of AFP on the ground, who saw terrified people flee their homes and take to the streets.According to the agency’s photographer, parts of the damaged buildings collapsed.
In Antakya, the quake also caused panic among the already hard-hit population and raised huge clouds of dust in the devastated city. In a square in the center of Antakya, Ali Mazlum, an 18-year-old Syrian, told AFP about the intensity of the quake. “We were with my brother looking for the bodies of our relatives when the earthquake took us by surprise. We grabbed on and the walls began to collapse right in front of us. It felt like the earth had opened up.” to swallow us.” Nearby, a backhoe with its headlights on was clearing a two-lane avenue strewn with rubble. “This house just fell down,” the rescuer said, pointing to the remains of the collapsed building.
People will not return to their homes.
Turkish authorities have told residents in the quake area to stay away from damaged buildings, and the country’s national disaster management organization has warned people on Twitter (blocked in Russia) to stay away from the Mediterranean coast for fear that the level could rise by half a point. meter. Serkan Topal, a Turkish parliamentarian who was in Hatay during the earthquake on Monday, told Halk TV: “I’m afraid there are casualties,” without specifying whether he meant dead or injured. A new earthquake could exacerbate the problem of providing shelter for survivors still in the area, he said. “Now we need more tents. After tonight’s earthquake no one will enter their houses. We need tents, more tents.” The Associated Press reported that many people have left their homes and are gathering in open areas.
NATO ships container houses
NATO says a ship with 600 temporary containers has left Italy and is expected to arrive in Turkey next week. The North Atlantic Alliance has pledged to send more than 1,000 containers to provide temporary shelter for at least 4,000 people made homeless by the earthquake.
Turkish authorities said more than 110,000 buildings in 11 earthquake-affected Turkish provinces were destroyed or so severely damaged that they must be demolished.