United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that a second 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkiye this evening. There are currently no known details regarding the second earthquake’s fatalities.
At 1:24 pm local time, a second shallow earthquake occurred 4 km south-southeast of the village of Ekinozu.
Major Turkish cities were completely destroyed by the first 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which occurred in a volatile area where millions of refugees live.
According to the director of Syria’s National Earthquake Center Raed Ahmed, “This was the greatest earthquake recorded in the history of the center.”
The most recent estimate places the death toll in Syria’s government-controlled areas at least at 473.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared an emergency in the state and reported that at least 912 people also died there.
In their pajamas, shocked survivors in Turkiye hurried out onto the snow-covered streets to observe rescuers sifting through the wreckage of destroyed homes.