Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkey; more buildings collapse

The country's disaster management agency says that close to 10,000 aftershocks have hit the region affected by the quake on Feb 6 that killed over 48,000

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Rescuers continue to search amidst rubble at the site of a collapsed building in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, February 8, 2023. Photo: Reuters
Rescuers continue to search amidst rubble at the site of a collapsed building in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, February 8, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Published: Mon 27 Feb 2023, 2:15 PM

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southern Turkey on Monday — three weeks after a catastrophic temblor devastated the region — causing some buildings to collapse, an official said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

Monday’s earthquake was centred in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, the country’s disaster management agency said.


Yesilyurt’s mayor, Mehmet Cinar, told HaberTurk television that a few buildings had collapsed in the town.

Malatya was among 11 Turkish provinces that was hit hard by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated parts of southern Turkey and northern Syria on Feb. 6.


That quake led to more than 48,000 deaths in both countries as well as the collapse or serious damage of 173,000 buildings in Turkey.

AFAD, Turkey’s disaster management agency, said that close to 10,000 aftershocks have hit the region affected by the quake since Feb. 6.

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