Another Quake of 4.6 Magnitude Shakes Malatya in Turkey

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Turkey on Friday morning. This quake occurred 19 km SW of Malatya in Turkey, declared the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) on Twitter.

The earthquake was felt at around 05:03:43 (Turkey local time) at a depth of 2 km at location 38.19 N and 38.23 E, the EMSC said.

More than 21,000 people are confirmed to have died in Turkey and Syria in the earthquake that hit the region on Monday. According to official sources, 17,674 people have died in Turkey and 3,377 in Syria, bringing the confirmed total to 21,051. The total number of injured people in Syria and Turkey has crossed 75592, reported CNN.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a three-month state of emergency to revamp the country after the devastating earthquake.

The earthquake on Monday was one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years. It struck 23 kilometers east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.



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