New earthquake of magnitude 6.4 in southern Turkey

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Monday in the Turkish province of Hatay, in the south of the country, representing the strongest aftershock after the devastating earthquakes of February 6, said the Turkish emergency agency AFAD.

The tremor, whose epicenter was located in the town of Defne, a district located about fifteen minutes by car from Antakya, occurred at 8:04 p.m. (5:04 p.m. GMT) and was felt in Antakya and Adana, 200 kilometers to the north.

According to an AFP journalist at the scene, the tremor caused a panic movement among the population and raised large clouds of dust.

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

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