A new earthquake measuring 5,6 on the Richter scale has struck central Turkey
A new earthquake with an intensity of 5,6 on the Richter scale struck central Turkey today, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center announced. The earthquake was at a depth of 2 kilometers.
According to the latest information, over 4.300 people died in yesterday's devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
The death toll in Turkey from a strong earthquake with an intensity of 7,8 on the Richter scale has risen to 2.921, the aid agency AFAD reported daily.
The new toll brought the confirmed death toll in Turkey and neighboring Syria to 4.365, following an earthquake believed to be the strongest to hit the region in nearly 100 years.
At least 5.606 buildings collapsed in the earthquake, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency said. A total of 19.574 rescue personnel are working in the area of the earthquake to repair the consequences, according to a statement.