A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay, the Kandilli earthquake observatory in Istanbul reported on Monday.

Iran PressAsia: The epicentre was in the district of Samandag. The quake hit the town of Defne at 8:04pm (17:04 GMT) and was strongly felt in the cities of Antakya and Adana, 200km (300 miles) to the north.

Monday’s aftershock in Turkey’s Hatay province was at a depth of 2km (1.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

A second magnitude 5.8 centred in Samandag district of Hatay shook the region several minutes later, Türkiye’s emergency management agency said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Türkiye’s state-run Anadolu News Agency said the temblors were felt in Syria, Jordan, Israel and Egypt.

It comes two weeks after a devastating 7.7 earthquake struck southeastern Türkiye and northern Syria, shortly followed by a second 7.6 magnitude tremor.

To date, over 50,000 fatalities have been recorded in both countries, with the death toll still expected to rise.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faces elections in May or June, says his country will build tens of thousands of new homes as early as next month.


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