A new powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported, two weeks after a massive quake devastated both countries.
Turkey’s disaster response agency AFAD said the earthquake was centered around the town of Defne in, Hatay province, one of the worst hit areas by the previous quake.
Turkey’s state news agency Anadolu said the new earthquake was felt in Jordan, Egypt and Israel.
This new earthquake comes after Turkey and Syria were hard hit by a 7.8 magnitude quake on February 6, which devastated both countries and led to a death toll of over 45,000 people.
The two countries were still reeling from the destruction wrought by the first earthquake, as the international community provided support in the form of rescue teams, humanitarian assistance in terms of essential supplies, as well as tens of millions in aid package from several countries.