Third powerful earthquake hits Turkey in less than 24 hours
Ankara (Turkey), February 6: Another earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has rocked central Turkey, according to the USGS.
This is the Third earthquake in Turkey after two powerful earthquakes in less than 24 hours.
Earlier, hours after an earthquake killed more than 1,200 people, a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkey Monday afternoon.
"Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.5 - 4 km SSE of Ekinozu, Turkey," USGS tweeted on Monday.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake was described by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's "biggest disaster" since 1939. According to Anadolu Agency, he stated that 912 people were killed and 5,383 were injured.
The 7.7 magnitude quake struck at 4.17 a.m. (0117 GMT) and was centred in the Pazarcik district of Turkey's southern province of Kahramanmaras, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. The earthquake happened at a depth of 7 kilometres (4.3 miles).
According to AFAD, 78 aftershocks occurred as a result of the earthquake.
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According to Anadolu Agency, the quake has severely affected Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, and Kilis provinces.
"The number of people rescued from the rubbles has reached 2,470. The number of buildings that collapsed is 2,818," Erdogan added.
Vice President Fuat Oktay added that Erdogan has been taking up the updates and reviewing the relief efforts since the moment of the earthquake.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a group of world leaders in condoling the deaths caused by Monday's massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
"Anguished by the loss of lives and damage of property due to the Earthquake in Turkey. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy," PM Modi said on Twitter.
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