A huge earthquake struck Turkey again this month, as the country struggles to recover from prior calamities.
The 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck central Turkey just days after two other quakes struck the border near Syria.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre issued an alert for a 10km-deep earthquake at 10.27 a.m.
A 10km-deep earthquake struck 40 kilometers south of Aksaray and 18 kilometers northeast of Emirgazi.
According to India Today, the accident occurred in the Nide province, which is over 230 miles from Gaziantep and was affected by the initial 7.8 quake on February 6.
In the Golbasi district, collapsed buildings and masses of rubble were also photographed, adding to the toll on Turkey’s infrastructure.
Today’s calamity occurs at a time when both Turkey and Syria have began efforts to rebuild homes for the millions of people who have been displaced by the earthquakes.
More than 50,000 people have been killed as a result of the ongoing destruction, but no casualties have been confirmed as a result of today’s catastrophe.
Vice President Fuat Oktay has since tweeted that teams are ‘in the field’ inspecting the damage caused but ‘there is no negative issue at the present’.
He said: ‘Get well soon to all our citizens who were affected by the earthquake in the Bor district of Niğde.
‘Our teams are in the field, the damage assessment work continues. There is no negative situation at the moment. May Allah protect our country and our nation from all kinds of disasters.’
On Monday, a second 6.4 magnitude earthquake slammed sections of Turkey and Syria that had been devastated by a major tremor two weeks earlier.
Authorities reported three deaths in Monday’s earthquake when other buildings fell, trapping inhabitants, and several people were hurt in both countries.
This occurred exactly two weeks after the devastating 7.8 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes on February 6.
Since the catastrophic earthquake, Turkey is claimed to have experienced 9,000 aftershocks.