Strong tremors were also felt in Turkey and Syria on 6 February. Thousands of people had died in both the countries in that incident. This is the second massive earthquake that strikes in February month.
Antakya, Turkey: Second massive earthquake strikes Turkey in February month. Earthquake tremors were felt once again in Turkey and Syria on Monday. According to the sources, the intensity of the earthquake has been estimated at 6.3 on the Richter scale by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Significantly, heavy destruction was seen in the tremors of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey two weeks ago. After that earthquake incident in Turkey and Syria, the work of relief and rescue is still going on.
Let us tell you that even after two weeks of the February 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the number of deaths is increasing. According to the United Nations, more than 41 thousand people have died so far.
Relief and rescue work is still going on in both the countries. Help is being sent to both countries from 95 countries around the world. The United Nations has made a humanitarian appeal to raise one billion dollars for the people of Turkey.
The latest jolt has come weeks after the deadly three earthquakes in Turkey and Syria which has so far resulted in the death of over 41,000.
The casualties are expected to rise further, with 385,000 apartments known to have been destroyed or seriously damaged and many people still missing.
According to AFAD, more than 6,000 aftershocks have been recorded since the 7.8-magnitude quake hit Turkey and Syria.
The fresh earthquake on Monday triggered panic and further damaging buildings two weeks after the country’s worst earthquake in modern history.
Here, tremors of 3.4 magnitude earthquake were also felt in Katra area of Jammu and Kashmir of India on Monday night. Officials said that there is no information about any casualty or damage to property from anywhere. The National Center for Seismology said that the earthquake occurred at 10.07 pm and its depth was 25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km east of Katra. Earthquake tremors were felt in Reasi and Doda districts of the Union Territory. There was an earthquake of 3.6 magnitude in Katra on February 17 as well.