The Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management “AFAD” in Turkey announced, on Monday, that a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, which raised concern among the residents of these areas for fear of a devastating earthquake scenario.
She added that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 kilometers below the surface of the earth, and its epicenter was the district of “Akin Ozu”, according to the Anatolia News Agency.
On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving huge material damage.
- The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority announced that the death toll due to the earthquake disaster amounted to 47,975 people.
- The Turkish states affected by the earthquake are Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adi Yaman, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya and Elazig.