One person was killed and 69 others were injured after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey three weeks after the massive quakes that killed over 44,000 people, according to the country’s disaster agency.
According to Xinhua, the earthquake’s epicentre was in the Yesilyurt district of Malatya province, which had already been hit by powerful tremors on February 6.
According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), 25 buildings that were previously damaged by the tremors earlier this month collapsed on Monday.
On February 6, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Turkey’s southern province of Kahramanmaras at 4:17 a.m. local time (0117 GMT), followed by a magnitude 6.4 quake in the country’s southern province of Gaziantep a few minutes later and a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the Kahramanmaras Province at 1:24 p.m. local time (1024 GMT).
On February 20, two more earthquakes jolted Hatay province in southern Turkey, killing six people.