6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey 2 weeks after 7.8-magnitude caused devastation

Earthquake rubble in Turkey.
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Another earthquake struck the southern part of Turkey on Monday, just two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake left over 40,000 people dead in the region. The latest earthquake was a 6.3-magnitude aftershock in the Hatay province of Turkey. While not as powerful as the original, the quake has trapped people under buildings, The New York Times reports.

The quake occurred just after 5 p.m. local time, and caused the power to go out, with one reporter describing it as a "pitch-black gallery." "The situation is terrible," said İbrahim Guzel, mayor of Defne, a town near the epicenter. "There is no electricity."

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