Antakya and Samandağ in Turkey hit by new 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes, governor’s building damaged, tsunami warning issued

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Turkey was hit by 6.4 and 5.8 magnitude earthquakes on Monday, just two weeks after a huge earthquake claimed the lives of at least 46,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

The earthquakes occurred in Defne, between the hard-hit cities of Samandağ and Antakya in Hatay Province, and near the Syrian border.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the earthquake as a 6.4 magnitude with a depth of 10 kilometers. As a precaution, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) advised individuals to avoid the coastline, while the country’s vice president urged citizens to keep a safe distance from damaged structures.

Video is emerging showing the collapse of buildings damaged in the 6 February earthquake. Among the damaged buildings is reportedly the Governor’s Building.