6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey-Syria Border Area

ANKARA: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake at a depth of two km (1.2 miles) struck the Turkey-Syria border area, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) mentioned on Monday night, citing Reuters. The newest earthquake struck Turkey’s southeastern Hatay province, which has already been devastated by an enormous tremor almost 2 weeks in the past. The tremors had been additionally felt in Syria, Lebanon and Israel. No new casualties had been instantly reported however witnesses reported injury to a number of buildings within the area. 



Nevertheless, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory mentioned it was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey’s southeastern Hatay province. Turkey’s Vice-President Fuat Oktay mentioned on Twitter that investigations had been ongoing and warned residents to steer clear of broken buildings.

Turkey has already reported over 6,000 aftershocks for the reason that February 6 earthquake killed over 45,000 individuals. The report concerning the newest earthquake got here shortly after visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Turkey that Washington would assist “for so long as it takes” after devastating, lethal earthquakes in the identical area two weeks in the past. 

A robust, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey`s southeast and neighbouring Syria on February 6, killing greater than 45,000 individuals and leaving greater than one million individuals homeless together with an financial price anticipated to run into billions of {dollars}.

India was among the many first responder to go looking and rescue efforts in Turkey and Syria. India launched “Operation Dost” to increase help to Turkey and Syria after devastating quakes and aftershocks within the area. The Indian Authorities despatched tons of aid materials to each Syria and Turkey in collaboration with the Indian Military as a part of the Operation.

Underneath this, India despatched aid supplies to Turkey, a cell hospital, and specialised search and rescue groups. 250 Military personnel had been additionally deployed within the worst-hit areas of Turkey and Syria.

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