Turkey struck by effective 5.5 magnitude earthquake

    HATAY, TURKIYE - FEBRUARY 24: A view of collapsed buildings after the earthquakes jolted southern Turkiye including Hatay, Turkiye on February 24, 2023. On Feb. 06, a strong 7.7 earthquake, centered in the Pazarcik district, jolted Kahramanmaras and strongly shook several provinces, including Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis, and Elazig. Later, at 1.24 p.m. (1024GMT), a 7.6 magnitude quake centered in Kahramanmaras' Elbistan district struck the region. Two earthquakes jolted Turkiye's southernmost Hatay province on Monday, just two weeks after major quakes hit the region. According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), one of the quakes took place at around 20.04 p.m. local time (1704GMT) in the Defne district of Hatay, with a magnitude of 6.4, while the other took place three minutes later, with the epicenter in Hatay's Samandag province, with a magnitude of 5.8. (Photo by Elif Ozturk Ozgoncu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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    Turkey has actually been struck by another significant earthquake (Picture: Getty)

    Central Turkey has actually been struck by another significant earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

    The quake struck the Anatolian Turkish province of Nigde, the earthquake tracking centre stated, simply over 2 weeks after ravaging earthquakes in the area eliminated more than 50,000 individuals in Turkey and Syria.

    The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC stated.

    Saturday’s earthquake had a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), the EMSC stated, and struck the Bor district in the Ni ğde province- simply 200 miles far from the preliminary 7.8 quake on February 6.

    The quake has actually continued to ravage the area (Picture: Getty)

    The catastrophe comes at a time when both Turkey and Syria had actually begun work to rebuild houses for the countless individuals displaced by the quakes.

    No casualties have actually been reported up until now.

    Vice President Fuat Oktay stated action groups are presently on the ground to evaluate any damage.

    ‘There is no negative situation at the moment. May God protect our country and our nation from all kinds of disasters,’ he stated on Twitter.

    On Monday, the region was once again struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake which hit parts of Turkey and Syria already laid to waste by the massive tremors which occurred two weeks prior.

    Officials confirmed that three people died in Monday’s tremor after more buildings collapsed, trapping occupants, and several people were injured in both countries.

    Nearly 240,000 rescue workers, including volunteers, continue to work in the 11 quake-hit provinces in Turkey.

    Some of the areas affected by the quakes were reported to be difficult to access at first, but recovery efforts continue and casualty numbers are rising alongside them.

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