New 5.2-magnitude earthquake hits the Nigde region in Anatolia region west of the Turkish-Syrian borders


The Turkish Kandilli Seismological Center reported on Saturday, that an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck the Nigde region, located in the Anatolia region of Türkiye.

The center added that the epicenter of the quake was in Bor-Nigde province, 350 km west of the Turkish-Syrian borders that was affected by the earthquake.

Prior to this earthquake, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Agency (AFAD) had reported at least seven aftershocks of more than four degrees since Friday evening in Türkiye, including the quake-hit south.

Emre Azodemir, the mayor of Nigde, told the official Turkish TRT network that no damage had been reported yet.

The series of earthquakes began on the sixth of February, when two earthquakes measuring 7.7 degrees shook southeastern Türkiye and northern Syria, and shortly after another earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck the region, then more than 9,000 aftershocks followed, according to Turkish sources.

(AFAD) said that Türkiye alone recorded 44,218 deaths.

More than 5,900 deaths have been reported recently in Syria, although the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said 6,760 people died in the disaster.

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