2023 Türkiye & Syria Earthquakes Response Situation Report #1

Feb 07, 2023
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On February 6, 2023, at 4:17 a.m. local time, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Türkiye. A separate 7.7-magnitude earthquake along the same fault line struck southeastern Türkiye about nine hours later on Monday afternoon. The back-to-back earthquakes were some of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Türkiye and were felt as far away as Egypt and Lebanon. More than two dozen aftershocks have rocked the region, creating unstable conditions for rescuers and survivors.At last count, more than 2,300 people have been killed, 5,000 are injured, and thousands of buildings have collapsed in Türkiye and Syria.