Minor aftershocks of the powerful earthquake continued in Syria, from Monday evening until dawn Tuesday, reports Kantsasar Armenian weekly.
The majority of the Armenian residents of Aleppo spent the whole night outside—in cars, national organizations’ centers, as well as shelters provided by the state.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey early Monday morning, as a result of which 2,921 people were killed and 15,834 were injured. The Syrian governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Tartus were also affected. There, according to the latest data, 711 people were killed and 1,431 were injured.
At approximately 14:25 Armenia time on the same day, another earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 7.6. According to Turkish seismologists, one of the most affected cities is Gaziantep.
Later, seismologists recorded three dozen aftershocks, and in the middle of the day—new strong tremors with a magnitude of 7.7. The earthquake was felt also in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia, and Abkhazia, and small aftershocks were recorded in Sochi, Russia.
And a third earthquake was recorded in Turkey on Tuesday at 7:13am Armenia time. It occurred in central Turkey, and with a magnitude of 5.6.