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Turkey and Syria Earthquake

Released on Feb. 10, 2023


Turkey and Syria Earthquake

Feb 6th 2023 01:17(UTC), Turkey and Syria experienced a major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 18 km depth.

The epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude quake was 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

A series of aftershocks have reverberated throughout the day. The largest, a major quake that measured 7.5 in magnitude, hit in Turkey about nine hours after the initial quake, according to the USGS. That aftershock hit around 95 kilometers (59 miles) north of the original.

The death toll of today's earthquakes in Turkey now sadly stands at more than 3000 (1,200 in Turkey and 600 in Syria) and is likely to rise.


Beyond Petroleum expresses its deep condolences and sympathy to Turkey and Syria. Hope they can recover soon and well.