Again Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hits Central Turkey
This is the 37th felt earthquake in Central Turkiye in the last 66 hours
An Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted central Turkiye on Saturday, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
According to news agency Reuters, the quake occurred at a depth of 10km.
This is the 37th felt earthquake in Central Turkiye in the last 66 hours, according to EMSC
Notably, Saturday’s quake comes just weeks after the border areas of the country were devastated by a larger earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
Meanwhile, Turkiye began work to rebuild homes after the last devastating earthquakes, a government official said on Friday
Over 1,60,000 buildings with 5,20,000 apartments collapsed or were severely damaged in the massive earthquakes on February 6, that killed thousands of people in Turkiye and neighbouring Syria
Meanwhile, Turkiye began work to rebuild homes after the last devastating earthquakes, a government official said on Friday.
As per the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the death count in Turkiye due to earthquakes rose to 44,218 on Friday night. With Syria’s latest announced toll of 5,914, the combined death count rose to above 50,000.
President Tayyip Erdogan has promised to rebuild the damaged houses within a year, although experts have said that the authorities should put safety before speed.
Some of the buildings that were meant to withstand the tremors crumbled in the recent earthquakes.