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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey following massive Feb. 6 earthquake

This devastating event comes after reports that the earthquake on Feb. 6 has had a death toll of over 46,000 people

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Syrians stand in a queue as they wait to return to their country from the Turkish crossing point of Cilvegozu, in Reyhanli, southeastern Turkey.

Syrians stand in a queue as they wait to return to their country from the Turkish crossing point of Cilvegozu, in Reyhanli, southeastern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. Another earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hits Turkey on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.

Bernat Armangue, Associated Press

Another massive earthquake has struck Turkey only two weeks after a separate earthquake hit Syria and Turkey.

This devastating event comes after reports that the earthquake on Feb. 6 has had a death toll of over 46,000 people.

Here’s what we know.

What happened: The Disaster and Emergency Management Agency in Turkey said that the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the southern Hatay province in Turkey, according to CNN.

The BBC reported that there have been more than 6,000 aftershocks in the wake of the Feb. 6 earthquake.

People who witnessed the earthquake said that many were screaming and that it felt worse than the earthquake that struck two weeks ago, according to The New York Times.

Joyce Karam, senior news editor at Middle Eastern news site Al-Monitor, reported statistics about the earthquake on Twitter.

What has been said: “I was lying on the floor, and as I was lying there another earthquake happened. We heard what sounded like more buildings collapsing again, and more damage to our house,” said Hatay town resident Ata Kosar, per The Guardian.

Muna al-Omar, a resident of Antakya, said that as the earthquake hit she “thought the earth was going to split under my feet.”

“But as the epicenter is here, we have felt it much stronger” than the previous earthquake, said Ibrahim Guzel, the mayor of the Defne district, per The New York Times. “There is no electricity. I am trying to coordinate with people around me screaming.”