Another huge 5.0 quake hits Turkey weeks after thousands killed

Turkey: 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Hatay province

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Turkey has been struck by another earthquake of magnitude 5.0, striking the Hatan province on Thursday. This is the fourth quake to hit the region this month. 47,000 people have died in the aftermath of the three earlier earthquakes.

The epicentre, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), was near Defne, a small town outside of Antakya and close to the Syrian border.

A 5.8 magnitude aftershock occurred on Monday after the recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which was centred in the area.

According to Hatay Governor Rahmi Doan, a number of structures that had previously sustained damage from earlier quakes collapsed as a result of the 5.0 magnitude quake.


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