2023 Turkey–Syria earthquakes

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Date6 February 2023

The 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquakes occurred on 6 February 2023, when an earthquake struck South Central Turkey and North Western Syria at 04:17 TRT (01:17 UTC).

Its epicentre near the city of Kahramanmaraş, sitting along the East Anatolian Fault, caused widespread damage and thousands of fatalities in the region. With a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme) and a magnitude of at least Mww 7.8, the initial earthquake equals the 1939 Erzincan earthquake as the strongest recorded earthquake to hit Turkey in modern times and the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since the 1999 İzmit earthquake.

It was also one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the Levant, causing structural damage as far away as Ashdod, Israel and Nicosia, Cyprus.

Just over nine hours later, at 13:24 TRT (10:24 UTC), a second earthquake of 7.5-magnitude hit near Ekinözü in Turkey about 100 km northeast of the first quake, and was followed by numerous aftershocks.[1]

More than 33,000 deaths have been reported in Turkey and Syria six days after the earthquakes struck.[2]


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