Turkey’s Hatay airport reopens after earthquake

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Hatay Airport in Turkey, which was hit by two earthquakes, has resumed operations after the repair of the runway (Runway). The damaged strip was repaired in six days. This was reported in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey.

“We have completed the repair of the runway at Hatay Airport, today it was re-commissioned,” Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu said on Twitter. The opening of the airport will allow faster delivery of humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit areas.

On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.7 occurred in Turkey at night and during the day. 24.6 thousand people died. Together, both earthquakes lasted about two minutes. A tectonic fault 200 meters long and 30 meters deep has formed in Hatay province. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this earthquake was the strongest since 1939. Tremors were felt in ten provinces of Turkey.

Anastasia Larina

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