Turkey is rocked by powerful 5.5 magnitude earthquake just weeks after it shattered by catastrophe that left 50,000 dead and more than a million homeless
A powerful earthquake has struck Turkey again today amid the nation’s struggle to recover from a series of disasters this month.
It has been reported that a 5.2 magnitude earthquake has taken a blow to central Turkey, just days after two further quakes hit the border near Syria.
At 10.27am, the alarm was raised by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre that an earthquake struck the area at a depth of 10km.
The affected area is located 40km south of Aksaray and 18km of Emirgazi.
It comes at a time when both Turkey and Syria had begun work to reconstruct homes for the millions that were displaced by the quakes.
A powerful earthquake has struck Turkey again today amid the nation’s struggle to recover from a series of disasters this month (file image)
More than 50,000 have been killed as a result of the continued destruction, but it is unclear how many have died as a direct result of today’s incident.
On Monday, a new 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck parts of Turkey and Syria that were laid waste by a massive tremor that occurred two weeks prior.
Officials confirmed that three people died in Monday’s tremor after more buildings collapsed, trapping occupants, and several people were injured in both countries.
More to follow.
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