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A new earthquake shakes eastern Turkey

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center revealed that a 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Turkey today, Tuesday, adding that the quake was at a depth of 46 km.

In addition, international aid is expected to start arriving in Turkey and northern Syria on Tuesday, while the race continues against time and cold in northern Syria to retrieve survivors of three violent tremors that struck the region on Monday, killing thousands.

This is the latest official outcome, which is likely to rise, about twenty hours after the first tremors of 7.8 degrees, which were felt in Lebanon, Cyprus, and northern Iraq as well. More than 4,890 people were killed, 3,381 in Turkey, according to the General Authority for Disaster Management (AFAD), and more than 1,440 in Syria.

Where rescue teams struggled in the cold and under heavy rain or snow, sometimes using hands, to rescue people stuck between the rubble. A seven-year-old girl was rescued in Hatay, in southern Turkey, at the border with Syria, more than 20 hours after the earthquake, according to an AFP correspondent who was present at the scene.

Where the bad weather in the Turkish Anatolia region impedes the work of the rescue teams and increases the suffering of the survivors who suffer from the cold under the tents that were erected and around the fires that were set up in the affected areas.

It is noteworthy that the first earthquake occurred on Monday at 4:17 (01:17 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometers, according to the American Geological Survey.

Dozens of aftershocks followed, before a new 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck at 10:24 GMT in southeastern Turkey, 4 km from the city of Ikinosu.

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