Hours after the first major earthquake that was recorded at 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Türkiye and Syria, a second large earthquake, which has been recorded at 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale just shook southeast Türkiye and northern Syria.
According to the details, there are been 1,014 reported deaths in Türkiye and 582 people have died in Syria, while hundreds are still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
The US Geological Survey said the major earthquake was centered about 33km (20 miles) from Gaziantep, which is a major city and provincial capital in Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia region.
Furthermore, the quake was about 18km (11 miles) deep, with a 7.5 quake hitting the same region hours later amid several aftershocks.
In addition to the devastation caused by the earthquakes, Türkiye’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said that rescuers were struggling with extremely severe weather conditions.
Meanwhile, dozens of countries have pledged aid to Turkey and offered support in any way possible.
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