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Another earthquake in Turkey leaves 69 injured, one dead

Written by  Shgun S -- February 27th 2023 07:44 PM
Another earthquake in Turkey leaves 69 injured, one dead

Another earthquake in Turkey leaves 69 injured, one dead

Ankara (Turkey), February 27: At least 69 people were injured and one died after an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 jolted Turkey's eastern Malatya province, Anadolu Agency reported.

The earthquake on Monday was the latest major tremor to hit Turkey as the country recovers from massive quakes that killed more than 50,000 people in southern Turkey and northwest Syria. According to the country's disaster management agency (AFAD), the latest quake was centred in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, and one person was killed when a factory collapsed in Kahramanmaras.

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Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 shook Turkey's southernmost Hatay province a week earlier (February 20), killing three people.

According to Turkey's Anadolu Agency, citing the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), one of the quakes, with a magnitude of 6.4, occurred at around 20.04 pm, local time (1704GMT) in the Defence district of Hatay. In contrast, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country three minutes later, with its epicentre in Hatay's Samandag province.

The first quake occurred at a depth of 16.7 kilometres (10.4 miles), while the second occurred at a depth of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi). Both were felt in the surrounding areas.

According to AFAD, nearly 10,000 aftershocks have been reported since February 6, according to Anadolu Agency.



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