Small earthquake hits Turkey



Feb 25, 2023 | 9:02am

Another strong earthquake hit Turkey on Saturday morning, shaking the region again struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake 2 weeks ago.

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Turkey just days after another quake struck near the Syrian border. It hit near the cities of Aksaray and Emirghazi.

Saturday’s quake came as Turkey and Syria were trying to rebuild homes for some 2 million people displaced by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6. Tents, container houses, and other facilities have been used as temporary shelters, but many people have yet to receive any help.

“Our house is badly damaged, so we took refuge here in a neighborhood garden,” said Alswed, among 60 Syrians staying in a temporary roadside settlement near the city of Antakya. said a 25-year-old nursing student. Residents have constructed 11 shelters using plastic sheeting, blankets, bricks and concrete blocks from damaged buildings.

A view of damaged houses in Turkey after the earthquake.
A view of a damaged house in Vakihli, Turkey’s last Armenian village.
View of the damaged church in Vakifli.

“The biggest problem is the tents. It’s been 19 days and they still haven’t arrived. I applied for a tent camp, but they said the nearby camp was full,” he said. said.

Turkish officials said 335,000 tents have been pitched in Turkey’s seismic zone and 130 container house settlements have been set up. Nearly 530,000 people were also evacuated from the earthquake zone.

The death toll in both countries from the previous quake and its aftershocks rose to 50,000 overnight, but it is currently unclear if anyone died in Saturday’s quake. Daily Mail reported.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday. As a result, three people died and many more buildings collapsed.

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