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Turkey-Syrian border has been struck by another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Turkey near the Syrian border late on Monday

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Turkey and Syria have been struck by yet another devastating earthquake, occurring only a few weeks after a previous disaster that claimed the lives of 47,000 individuals.

Earlier today, another earthquake struck Turkey’s Hatay province, an area that had already been hit by two earthquakes earlier this month.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of just 1.2 miles, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which may have intensified its impact on the ground. Central Antakya, the capital of the province, reportedly experienced a strong quake and further damage to buildings.

Turkish rescue teams were observed running around the area, checking for any casualties. A local resident, Muna Al Omar, recounted her experience of being in a park in central Antakya when the earthquake hit, stating that she felt as though the ground was about to split open beneath her.

She held her 7-year-old son tightly as she cried and asked whether there would be any more aftershocks.

The earthquake follows two larger ones that occurred on February 6, affecting neighboring Syria as well, and resulting in over a million people being displaced and a death toll that surpassed the latest official figure of 46,000 people in both countries.

The seismic events resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of lives and significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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