Turkey Rocked By Third Quake Of 6 Magnitude

Guwahati: Turkey experienced three earthquakes on Monday, and the nation is still determining the death toll and the extent of the damage.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) stated that on Monday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck Goksun, Turkey.

In Turkey’s Mediterranean region, the town and district of Goksun are located in the Kahramanmaras Province.

According to USGS, the quake struck 5 km NE of Goksun, Turkey, on Monday at 12:02:11 (UTC) and a depth of 10 km.

The epicentre of the earthquake was situated, respectively, at 38.061°N and 36.537°E.

The most recent earthquake was Turkey’s third on Monday.

Just hours after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 26 kilometres east of Turkey’s Nurdagi, another 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey.

CNN reports that more than 500 people have died as a result of the fatal 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey in the early hours of Monday.

According to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, at least 284 people have died and nearly 2,300 have been injured in Turkey. Over 1,700 structures have reportedly been destroyed across 10 Turkish cities, according to Oktay.

According to a Health Ministry official quoted by the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, at least 237 people have died and 639 have been injured in Syria.

It was one of the biggest earthquakes to strike Turkey in more than a century, shaking the entire region, causing buildings to fall, and forcing people to run into the streets.

Condescension came in from all over the world. The devastating earthquake’s death toll was condoled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to the areas hit by the quake.

Moreover, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also tweeted and expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragic earthquake that jolted both Turkey and Syria.

“Deeply distressed by the loss of lives and damage in the earthquake in Turkiye,” he wrote on Twitter as he conveyed his support to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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