Languages —

Sunday, October 1, 2023


    UN prepared to offer “further support” after two more earthquakes strike Turkey

    Share This Post

    As two more earthquakes rattled Turkey’s southern region of Hatay, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared on Monday that the international organization is prepared to offer “further support.”

    After the region was hit by further earthquakes Thursday evening, Guterres remarked on Twitter, “My thoughts remain with the people of Turkey and Syria.

    In addition, he stated that “UN teams on the ground are evaluating the situation” and that “we stand ready to provide additional support as needed.” ​​​​​​​

    Only two weeks after several significant quakes struck the area, two earthquakes shook the Hatay province on Monday, according to the nation’s disaster management office.

    The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reports that one of the earthquakes, with a magnitude of 6.4, occurred in the Defne district at approximately 8:04 p.m. local time (17:04 GMT), and the other, with a magnitude of 5.8, occurred in the Samandag district three minutes later.

    It happened at the same time when two earthquakes with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6 that were centered near Kahramanmaras on February 6 killed at least 41,000 people in Hatay, Gaziantep, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye, and Elazig. ​​​​​​​

    Share This Post