Turkey And Syria: Second Large Earthquake Strikes
The southeast of Turkey has reportedly been struck by a second major earthquake in less than 12 hour
Syrian state media have reported that Damascus was hit by the recent major earthq
the earthquake was 7.7 on the Richter scale, occurred 67 kilometres (42 miles) north-northeast of Kahramanmaraş
This information was provided by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
The Turkish Authority for Disaster and Emergency Management esti
mated its magnitude to be 7.6 and its depth to be significantly greater.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoan has called the initial earthquake the worst disaster to hit his countr
y since 1939
the official death toll in both Turkey and Syria now topping 1,200.