Another earthquake of 6.4 in southern Turkey

Terrible aftershock… An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 was recorded Monday evening in the Turkish province of Hatay (south), the most affected by the earthquake of February 6 which killed more than 41,000 people in Turkey, a Turkish relief agency Afad reported.

The earthquake, whose epicenter was located in the locality of Defne, a district located about fifteen minutes by car – in normal times – from Antakya, occurred at 8:04 p.m. (5:04 p.m. GMT) and was very violently felt by the teams. AFP in Antakya and Adana, 200 km further north.

A movement of panic

According to an AFP journalist on the spot, the quake sparked panic among the already hard-hit population, and raised large clouds of dust in the ruined city. He saw and heard several sections of already badly damaged building walls crumble and several people, apparently injured, calling for help.

According to Afad, more than 6,000 aftershocks have been recorded since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated southern Turkey and Syria.

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