A new 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey, with the death toll rising to nearly 47,000

Some civilians were injured in Syria following the recent earthquake.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey, even as the country is still shaking off one of the worst natural disasters in its history.

The epicenter was Samandağ located in Hatay Province, which was catastrophically damaged in the February 6 earthquake.

A number of civilians were injured in Syria due to the recent earthquake, the White Helmets, the Syrian Civil Defense Unit, chirp. The White Helmets said in a tweet on Twitter that several balconies and walls collapsed as a result of the tremors.

The organization wrote on Twitter, “A number of civilians were injured as a result of falling building debris, stampedes, and jumping from heights. Two uninhabited buildings in Jenderes, north of Aleppo, and the minaret of a mosque collapsed.”

There were no immediate reports of deaths.

In a Turkish camp for 700 people who are now homeless from the previous earthquake, buildings shook for 15 seconds around 8pm local time and lights went out in the distance.

Most of the people in the camp were sitting outside huddled around the fires to keep warm when the earthquake struck. Many began praying and shouting to get away from the buildings.

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Several aftershocks were felt in the aftermath of the first quake.

Monday’s earthquake comes as officials from Turkey and Syria said that the death toll from the earthquake that struck the region two weeks ago has reached 46,957, including 41,156 in Turkey and 5,801 in Syria.

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