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New earthquakes in Turkey: dead and hundreds injured - people trapped under rubble


Two new earthquakes with magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 occurred in southeastern Turkey. Several houses are said to have collapsed. There are more dead.

Two new earthquakes with magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 occurred in southeastern Turkey.

Several houses are said to have collapsed.

There are more dead.

  • At least

    three dead




    Turkey also reports 294 injured

  • Two

    new earthquakes



    : Local people report: "Everything collapsed!"

  • New earthquakes

    : The earthquake also hit Syria again.

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    is updated regularly.

Update from February 21, 6:08 a.m

.: Two earthquakes shook the province of Hatay in Turkey three minutes apart.

The region was hit on Monday evening with magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes.

At least three people died as a result.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that 294 people were injured, 18 of them seriously.

Several people were trapped under the rubble.

Injured were also registered in Syria: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 470 injured in the country in the evening, most of them in the Aleppo area.

The two earthquakes were followed by numerous aftershocks.

Two new earthquakes in Turkey: "Everything collapsed" - at least three dead

Update from February 20, 10:08 p.m .:

The quake on Monday evening killed at least three people in Turkey.

For Syria, the rescue organization White Helmets announced that several towns and villages were affected in north-west Syria.

In several areas, house walls and balconies collapsed.

125 people were injured, most of them from "fear and panic" because people jumped from houses or passed out.

At least three dead after earthquakes in Turkey and Syria – 213 injured in hospital

Update from February 20, 9:29 p.m .:

In Turkey, two weeks after the first quake, there was another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8.

According to media reports, the earthquake was also felt in the surrounding provinces, in northern Syria, in Israel, Iraq and Lebanon.

Houses have collapsed again in several places near the city of Aleppo, and new victims have arrived in at least four clinics run by the aid organization SAMS.

At least three people were killed in the Turkish province of Hatay as a result of the new earthquake.

213 people were taken to hospitals, said Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Monday evening.

Soylu warned people not to go indoors again.

So far there have been 26 aftershocks.


A picture from Antakya in the evening before the two new earthquakes in Turkey.

According to media reports, "everything collapsed" in nearby Hatay (archive image).

© Yasin Akgul/Afp

The previously issued tsunami warning was a standard procedure and the warning will now be lifted, said Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday evening.

New earthquakes in Turkey within minutes - magnitude 6.4 and 5.8

First report

: Hatay/Munich – Around two weeks after the severe earthquake in south-east Turkey, the area was again hit by two new earthquakes.

This was reported by the civil protection authority AFAD and the seismological authority Kandilli.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 occurred within a few minutes.

Turkish media unanimously reported that several damaged buildings had collapsed.

Two new earthquakes in Turkey - "Everything collapsed!"


A man sits next to his collapsed house as a search team searches for people in Kharamanmaras.

(archive image)

© Ahmed Deeb/dpa

Turkish journalist Adem Metan confirmed this in a short video on Twitter.

"Friends, there was a very big earthquake, everything collapsed, everything!" he reported in the dramatic recording.



later reported that people were trapped under the rubble of houses that collapsed as a result of the earthquake.

The civil protection authority warned the population not to enter damaged houses.

Warnings were also given not to be near buildings that are in danger of collapsing.

Another video from the earthquake area showed Turkish soldiers carrying away people injured in the earthquake on a stretcher and searching the area.

Hatay'da 6.4 büyüklüğündeki depremde yaralanan vatandaşlar askerler tarafından bölgeden uzaklaştırılıyor.

— EHA MEDYA (@eha_medya) February 20, 2023

Tsunami warning for Turkey: "Ambulance sirens can be heard everywhere"

The Seismological Center for Europe and the Mediterranean (EMSC) issued a tsunami warning for the affected area after the two earthquakes in Turkey.

"Ambulance sirens can be heard everywhere," Turkish singer and leader of the Ahbap charity Haluk Levent wrote on Twitter.

Correspondents from several Turkish broadcasters also spoke of panic on the streets.


List of rubrics: © Yasin Akgul/Afp

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-02-21

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