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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey-Syria Border

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the Turkey-Syria border late Monday, causing panic and damaging buildings in Antakya city.

The location of the earthquake on the map
The location of the earthquake on the map

Earthquakes Felt in Antakya, Egypt, and Lebanon

Two Reuters witnesses reported a strong quake and further damage to buildings in central Antakya, where it was centered. The quake was also felt in Egypt and Lebanon.

Tremor Strikes at a Depth of 2 km

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that the tremor struck at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

Rescue Teams Check for Casualties

Turkish rescue teams ran around after the latest quake, checking for casualties.

Panic in Antakya

Muna Al Omar, a resident, was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the earthquake hit. "I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet," she said. The resident was crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms and asked, "Is there going to be another aftershock?"

The Aftermath of Feb. 6 Earthquakes

The two larger earthquakes that hit on Feb. 6, which also affected neighboring Syria, left over a million homeless and resulted in far more than the latest official tally of 46,000 deaths in both countries.