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Turkey Earthquake: Another earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck,Death toll rises to 1300

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Turkey Earthquake: Another fresh earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Elbistan district in Kahramanmaraş Province in southern Turkey, reports Turkey’s Anadolu news agency citing country’s disaster agency.

Death toll rises to 1300 in a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria today. Hundreds still trapped, toll to rise, reports AP


Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to provide all possible assistance, the Indian government has decided to immediately dispatch search and rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force, medical teams, and relief material to earthquake-ravaged Turkey.

Two NDRF teams of 100 personnel, including specially trained dog squads and necessary equipment, are ready to be flown to the earthquake-ravaged region. Medical teams comprised of trained doctors and paramedics are being formed. They will carry necessary medications.

Also Read: Turkey Earthquake: Over 300 Dead , 7.9 quake rocks Turkey, Syria

The strongest earthquake in nearly a century struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing over 1,200 people while they slept, levelling buildings, and causing tremors felt as far away as Iraq. According to the US Geological Survey, another 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkey this evening (USGS). The number of people killed in the second earthquake is still unknown.
The second shallow quake struck at 1:24 p.m. local time, 4 kilometres south-southeast of Ekinozu.


The first 7.8-magnitude earthquake wiped out entire sections of major Turkish cities in a restless region teeming with millions of refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war and other conflicts.

The quake occurred at 04:17 a.m. (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles) near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, which has a population of about two million people, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake’s magnitude was revised from 7.4 to 7.7 by Turkey’s AFAD emergency service centre.

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