- The tremors were also felt in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon
- According to AFAD, more than 6,000 aftershocks have been recorded since Feb. 6 quake
ANKARA: An earthquake, with a magnitude 6.4 at a depth of two km (1.2 miles), struck the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
Two Reuters witnesses reported a strong quake and further damage to buildings in central Antakya which was hit by two massive earthquakes two weeks ago, causing tens of thousands of deaths and destroying buildings and infrastructure.
Other witnesses said Turkish rescue teams were running around after the latest quake, checking people were unharmed.
Muna Al-Omar, a resident, said she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the earthquake hit.
“I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet,” she said, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms.
“Is there going to be another aftershock?” she asked.
The tremors were also felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon, according to witnesses in each country.
The walls of badly damaged buildings crumbled while several people, apparently injured, called for help.
According to AFAD, more than 6,000 aftershocks have been recorded since the 7.8-magnitude quake hit Turkey and Syria.
- News Agencies