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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.
فيديو يوثق لحظة زلزال هاتاي ?#هزة_أرضية #زلزال pic.twitter.com/zupRjwuUWw— آكار هاكان ?? (@akarh99) February 20, 2023
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.
FLASH: Two new earthquakes have hit the Turkey-Syria Border, AGAIN. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake followed by a 5.8 tremor shook the Hatay area, located south of Turkey. pic.twitter.com/0nwNKYht4B— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) February 20, 2023
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.