New 5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Türkiye on Saturday evening

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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck Türkiye on Saturday evening, according to the European Center for Seismology.

According to monitoring, the epicenter of the earthquake is located 54 km northwest of the city of Kahramanmaraş, which is inhabited by about 376,000 people, and at a depth of 10 km.

According to Türkiye’s Emergency Situations Authority, the earthquake occurred around 22:31 PM and lasted 10 seconds.

Earthquakes were felt in Kahramanmaraş and in neighboring Adiyaman and Gaziantep, with no information has yet been received about new destruction.

On the other hand, the Turkish authorities are asking the residents to stay away from the damaged buildings for fear that they will collapse at any moment.

And while some aftershocks are still continuing in Türkiye since the devastating earthquake, fears are growing of other collapses of already worn-out buildings.

The cracked buildings in the Turkish region of Adiyaman are threatened with collapse with the succession of these tremors, which exacerbates the situation, and in the reformatory city of Gaziantep, half of the buildings were completely destroyed by the earthquake.

It’s noteworthy that the earthquake that hit Türkiye and north western Syria on the sixth of February, was considered one of the worst disasters in the region, which so far 46,000 people lost their lives under rubble.

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