New 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits southeast Turkey

Rescue teams try to reach trapped residents inside collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023 (IHA agency via AP)
Rescue teams try to reach trapped residents inside collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023 (IHA agency via AP)

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkey this afternoon, the US Geological Survey says, hours after an earlier quake killed more than 1,200 people in the region.

The shallow quake hit at 1:24 p.m. (1024 GMT) four kilometers (2.5 miles) south-southeast of the town of Ekinozu.

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