Six aftershocks recorded in Jordan after Gaziantep earthquake


Published: 2023-02-06 09:26

Last Updated: 2023-03-27 16:59

Six aftershocks recorded in Jordan after Gaziantep earthquake
Six aftershocks recorded in Jordan after Gaziantep earthquake

Since Monday morning, Jordan has recorded six aftershocks as a result of the strong earthquake that left dozens dead in the Gaziantep region in Turkey, according to the director of the Seismological Observatory Ghassan Sweidan Monday.

Sweidan told Roya that the Kingdom was not affected by these aftershocks.

He added that the earthquake was monitored at exactly 4:16am Jordan time, and its magnitude reached 7.5 on the Richter scale, with a depth of 10km, and was detected in Gaziantep.

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Earlier Monday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, killing more than 100 people.

Emergency service officials in Turkey put the initial death toll at 76, although it threatened to climb substantially higher because the night-time disaster had flattened dozens of apartment blocks across major cities.

At least 50 people also died in parts of Syria, as well as the northern areas held by pro-Turkish factions, according to state media and a local hospital.

Television images showed shocked people in Turkey standing in the snow in their pajamas, watching rescuers dig through the debris of damaged homes.

The quake struck at 04:17 am local time (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometers (11 miles), the US Geological Survey said, with a 6.7-magnitude aftershock striking 15 minutes later.