Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolts Turkey-Syria border again

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An earthquake, with a magnitude 6.3 at a depth of two km (1.2 miles), struck the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.


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



Other witnesses said Turkish rescue teams were running around after the latest quake, checking people were unharmed.


Muna Al Omar, a resident, said she 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, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms.