Turkey Hit By Another Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude, Death Toll Up by 5,000 - Capital TV

May 29, 2023


Turkey Hit By Another Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude, Death Toll Up by 5,000

Mahnoor Tariq

Turkey reported a second powerful earthquake in less than 12 hours. The southeast of the nation was rocked by a magnitude of 7.5.

Although information is still lacking, state media in Syria has also reported that Damascus was impacted by the most recent significant earthquake as well.

Previously: Massive Earthquake In Türkiye Kills More Than 100 People, PM Shehbaz Expresses Grief Over Loss Of Lives

What you need to know:

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) says the earthquake was located 67 kilometres (42 miles) north-northeast of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. According to the country’s disaster and emergency management authority, it was deeper and slightly smaller than the previous one.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan described it as the largest calamity to hit the nation since 1939 as the official death toll from the initial earthquake has already surpassed 1,200 and 5,383 have been injured. 


The first earthquake, which occurred while people were asleep and registered 7.8 on the Richter scale, was one of the strongest to hit the area in at least a century. Weather issues have complicated search and rescue efforts. According to the president of Turkey, at least 45 countries have already reached out to provide assistance.

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