TBILISI, February 6. /TASS/. Another powerful earthquake that rocked Turkey on Monday was felt in the Georgian city of Batumi not far from the border with Turkey, local residents told TASS.
According to them, the tremors that lasted for about a minute were quite strong but resulted in no damage. People left buildings fearing their collapse and are still staying outside.
Shaking was also felt in neighboring Abkhazia at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, according to the Apsnypress news agency.
A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Turkey’s southeastern Kahramanmaras province in the early hours on Monday. According to the latest update, 912 people died in Turkey and 328 in neighboring Syria. Another magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook Turkey later on Monday.
According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of two kilometers some 67 kilometers northeast from the city of Kahramanmaras with a population of around 376,000. The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.9 aftershock north of the city.