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New earthquake in Turkey February 20, 2023: latest news, photos, videos

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 20:34:06

The source of the earthquake was at a depth of about two kilometers.

Photo: REUTERS

Exactly two weeks after the devastating disaster – a new powerful earthquake in Turkey and Syria – strong tremors are being felt again in the region, reports a KP correspondent in Turkey. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake began at 20:04 Moscow time. Its epicenter was nine kilometers from Antakya in Turkey and 75 kilometers from Syria Latakia. The source of the earthquake was at a depth of about two kilometers. According to European seismologists, it was also felt in Lebanon, Syria, Israel and Cyprus.

At 20:07 Moscow time, the Turkish Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) reported a second 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Hatay province. According to CNN Türk, the natural disaster has caused new destruction.

“The earth trembled under my feet. There were very strong tremors, there is destruction,” the correspondent said.

For its part, the Al Haber television channel reported power outages in Hatay province.

“Electricity is completely cut off in the region. The rubble was being dismantled, but we saw how buildings that had not been destroyed before were collapsing before our eyes,” correspondent Emine Kavasoglu said.

A new powerful earthquake in Turkey with a magnitude of more than 6 points occurred near the city of Antakya

Photo: REUTERS

According to the journalist, during a car trip, she and her colleagues “began to throw it to the left, then to the right, there was an incredible cloud of dust.”

CNN Türk also reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Hatay province today. However, at the time of the earthquake, he was no longer in this region, but in Kahramanmarash.

The mayor of Hatay, Lutfu Savas, said that as a result of the quake several buildings in the city were destroyed, there are people under the rubble.

For their part, the Turkish authorities warned citizens not to go near the sea in Hatay province due to the risk of the water level rising to 50 centimeters. After new earthquakes in the southeast of the country, it is known that eight people were injured, they are hospitalized, there is no risk of a tsunami, said the vice president.

Houses crumble like boxes, people groan again under the rubble

Photo: REUTERS

The Syrian agency SANA also confirmed the information about the incident. According to press reports, the tremors were felt by residents of various regions of the country. The Qatari television channel Al Jazeera reported that the earthquake caused the collapse of several buildings in the cities of Jindires and Azaz in northwestern Syria, there were casualties.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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