ANKARA, February 6. /TASS/. A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Monday afternoon in southeastern Turkey, Turkey’s seismological center Kandilli reports.
According to the earthquake research institute, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Malatya province, which was also hit by a quake earlier last night. Aftershocks were felt in Ankara, TASS reported from the site.
Meanwhile, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) reported a second powerful earthquake on Monday in the province of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey, magnitude 7.6. The epicenter was located near the city of Elbistan at a depth of seven kilometers. Later, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported a magnitude 5.9 jolt with the epicenter 77 kilometers north of the city of Kahramanmaras.
On Monday night, a devastating magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Kahramanmaras Province in southeastern Turkey. According to the latest updates, 1,014 people have been killed in the country. In neighboring Syria, 403 people died and more than a thousand were injured. Rescue efforts in quake-affected regions of Turkey are hampered by cold temperatures and precipitation, including snowfall.