Turkey rocked by another strong earthquake 2 weeks after deadliest quake in country’s modern history
The latest deadly earthquake occurred near the town of Defne in Turkey’s Hatay province. Defne lies about 114 miles southwest of the epicenter of the devastating earthquakes that struck on Feb. 6.
A deadly 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Turkey-Syria border on Monday, just two weeks after a massive quake killed thousands.
According to the Associated Press, Turkey’s disaster management authority said the new earthquake killed six people and injured 294 others, including 18 in critical condition.
The latest earthquake occurred near the town of Defne in Turkey’s Hatay province. Defne lies about 114 miles southwest of the epicenter of the devastating earthquakes that struck on Feb. 6.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded several other earthquakes that followed Monday's magnitude 6.3 quake.
The deadly quake comes two weeks after a series of powerful earthquakes struck on Feb. 6, killing more than 46,000 in Turkey and Syria.
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The Feb. 6 quakes were centered in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, and the strongest ones measured at a magnitude 7.8 and 7.5. They killed more than 35,000 in Turkey alone, making them the deadliest quakes in Turkey’s modern history.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with latest developments to the death toll from Monday’s earthquake.