A shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region after it was devastated earlier this month by temblors that killed tens of thousands of people.
Monday’s aftershock in Turkey’s Hatay province was at a depth of 2km (1.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
The quake hit the town of Defne at 8:04 pm (17:04 GMT) and was strongly felt in the cities of Antakya and Adana, 200km (300 miles) to the north.
According to Al Jazeera Turkish rescue teams were running around after the latest quake, checking if 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.
Magnitude 7.8 and 7.6 earthquakes struck Turkey’s southeast and neighbouring Syria on February 6, killing nearly 47,000 people and leaving more than a million people homeless along with an economic cost expected to run into tens of billions of dollars.
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