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2 earthquakes hit Turkey

Published February 20th, 2023 - 07:55 GMT
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This aerial photograph taken on February 20, 2023 shows diggers removing the rubble of collapsed buildings in Antakya, southern Turkey. (Photo by Sameer Al-DOUMY / AFP)

ALBAWABA - Turkey's disaster agency AFAD reported two earthquakes with  magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 hit the country on Monday night.

The two earthquakes struck Hatay's Defne and Samandag provinces after 8 p.m. local time.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay urged citizens to avoid damaged buildings as authorities comb the doomed areas.

The quakes were felt in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Two weeks ago, a strong earthquake rattled Syria and Turkey leaving more than 46,000 people dead.

According to the SANA news agency, a 6-magnitude earthquake jolted the Liwa Iskandarun area, situated 52 km to the west of Idlib, at 8.4 p.m. local time.

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