Monday, February 6, 2023

New earthquake at least 7.5 magnitude reported in southeast Turkey

A new earthquake of at least magnitude 7.5 has been reported in southeast Turkey by Turkey’s AFAD emergency authority and the United States Geological Service (USGS).

Turkish authorities measured the magnitude at 7.6, while the USGS measured it at 7.5, reporting it hit at 1:24pm (10:24 GMT) four kilometres (2.5 miles) south-southeast of the town of Ekinozu in Kahramanmaras, where the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit hours earlier.

Live local media footage showed a building collapsing in the town of Malatya during the latest quake.

Magnitude    Mw 7.5
Date time    2023-02-06 10:24:49.6 UTC
Location    38.11 N ; 37.24 E
Depth    10 km
Distances    65 km NNE of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey / pop: 376,000 / local time: 13:24:49.6 2023-02-06
11 km SSE of Elbistan, Turkey / pop: 80,400 / local time: 13:24:49.6 2023-02-06

1 comment :

  1. The total death toll from an earthquake that rocked southeast Turkey and northern Syria on Monday could reach as high as 10,000 people, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated.


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