Turkey, Syria Hit By Another Earthquake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region late Monday – damaging buildings in Turkey’s Antakya city two weeks after the country’s worst earthquake in modern history.

  • The two stronger earthquakes Feb. 6, left a total of 1 million-plus people homeless in the two countries and has killed at least 46,000.
  • The quake Monday was also reportedly felt in Egypt and Lebanon.
  • “I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet,” Muna Al Omar, who was in a park in central Antakya, Turkey, when the quake hit, told Reuters.
  • A baby girl who was born under the rubble in Syria caused by the first earthquake on Monday left the hospital and has gone to her new home with her paternal aunt’s family.
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