The Sunday Review
A magnitude 6.3 aftershock Southern struck Turkey Monday, Turkish and Syrian officials claim that at least three victims were killed and many more injured. Two weeks after A massive earthquake killed Tens of thousands thousands People Both countries.
It quake struck Turkey’s southern Hatay province, near the Syrian border, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) said Monday.
It quake’s epicenter was in the province’s Defne district, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Monday, adding that there have been 26 aftershocks since.
Turkish officials state that three of the victims were at least killed and 294 people were injured following Monday’s aftershocks.
According to the White Helmets, more than 130 people were injured in northwest Syria. There were 130 injuries in northwest Syria, according to the White Helmets volunteer rescue group. quake A number of buildings which had been damaged in the earthquake’s previous shaking caused their collapse.
“Our teams are working to take the injured to hospitals, inspect the affected villages and towns, and remove rubble to open the roads for the ambulances,” “The White Helmets” said.
Initial reports were made by the United States Geological Survey, (USGS). quake As magnitude 6.4, at 10 km depth before being lowered to 6.3 magnitude.
Officials are urging people to avoid buildings. Fuat Oktay (Turkish Vice President) earlier Monday asked for public participation “not to enter the damaged buildings, especially to take their belongings.”
Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 18 of the injured are in serious condition and were transported to Adana and Dörtyol. He said that field hospitals continue to offer services for other patients.
“I wish for our injured, patients, local people and all the people of our country to get well soon. May Allah ease our pain with health and well-being, and protect us from new pains and worries,” Koca spoke.
Samandag is near the home of the mayor. quake Hit, who said that some buildings were in danger and the atmosphere was tense after the AFAD warning.
Sunday Review Teams in Adana Turkey The feeling quakeAs well as eyewitnesses in Gaziantep & Mersin.
Monday’s earthquake follows a deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake on February 6 that left more than 46,000 people dead in Turkey Syria.
Two earthquakes impacted families weeks ago told The Sunday Review of the terror caused by Monday’s tremors.
“We went back to our house and this shock happened again and we went out… may God help us,” Zahir is a resident of Antakia in the vicinity of Antenderun. Turkey’s Hatay province.
“We don’t know what to do today – today we will stay in the car and in the tent, we don’t know what will happen till tomorrow,” The Sunday Review was informed by him.
This Sunday Turkey’s disaster management authority said it had ended most search and rescue operations nearly two weeks after Experts say that the chance of survivors for those trapped deep in rubble is slim.
Some efforts remain in the provinces of Kahramanmaraş and Hatay. A couple with their child, 12 years old, were saved in Hatay on Saturday. This was 296 hours ago after According to state news agency Anadolu reports, there was a severe earthquake.
Cold winter conditions have made it difficult to find survivors. quakeAuthorities deal with logistical issues of carrying aid to northwestern Syria, a region that is currently in crisis. This comes amid a severe humanitarian crisis and years of political turmoil.
Turkey Because it lies along the tectonic plates boundaries, strong earthquakes are not uncommon in this country. Seven quakes with magnitude 7.0 or greater have struck the country in the past 25 years – but the one on February 6 was the most powerful and deadly.
Monday’s quake Considered an aftershock It is located in the same area as the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
According to USGS “Aftershocks become less frequent with time, although they can continue for days, weeks, months, or even years for a very large mainshock.”
This article has been updated to include new USGS information.