Turkije getroffen door nieuwe aardbeving infographic
Graphic shows earthquake epicentre.


Turks-Syrische grens opgeschrikt door nieuwe aardbeving

February 21, 2023 - Rescuers are once again searching for people trapped under rubble in Turkey after another earthquake hit the country, killing at least six people.

A 6.3 magnitude tremor struck near the city of Antakya near the border with Syria, where massive quakes devastated both countries on Feb 6.

The earlier quakes killed 44,000 people in Turkey and Syria with tens of thousands more left homeless.

Buildings weakened by those tremors collapsed in both countries on Monday.

Turkey's disaster and emergency agency says the 6.3 earthquake occurred at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT) at a depth of 10km.

This was followed by a 5.8 aftershock three minutes later and 31 subsequent aftershocks that were not as severe, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 21/02/2023; STORY: Graphic News