Another earthquake of 5.2 measured in Turkey

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A man on the street in Antakya, the city that was hit hard earlier
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An earthquake has occurred in Central Turkey. The quake had a magnitude of 5.2, according to the European Seismological Center (EMSC). The damage and possible casualties are not yet known.

The quake occurred at a depth of about ten kilometers. The epicenter was about 40 kilometers from the city of Aksaray.

A strong earthquake and an aftershock in the Turkish-Syrian border area at the beginning of this month killed at least 50,000 people. About 160,000 buildings collapsed or were severely damaged by the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.8. An estimated 1.5 million people have become homeless.

On Monday, another quake with a magnitude of 6.4 hit the same area. Its epicenter was near the town of Defne, about 14 kilometers southwest of Antakya, which was previously hit hard.

Relief efforts were still underway in the area. Six deaths were reported on the Turkish side and five in Syria. The number of fatalities was relatively limited, because many people were not indoors at the time of the second major quake, but were in the open air.

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