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A new earthquake hits Turkey with a magnitude of 4.7


An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck at dawn today, Friday, in Kahramanmaraş, southern Turkey.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement that the quake occurred at a depth of 7.34 kilometers underground, at 03:39 local time in the Gokson region, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency.

The earthquake comes after another with a magnitude of 5.3 that struck the same area on Thursday noon.

Two devastating earthquakes measuring 7.7 and 7.6 on the Richter scale struck on the sixth of last February in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by thousands of tremors, and the two earthquakes resulted in the death of more than 50,000 people and great damage to buildings and infrastructure.