Monday, February 6, 2023

VIDEO: Major earthquake in Turkey kills 284, injures 2.000, death toll in northern Syria rises to 111



Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD said on Monday that 76 people had been killed and 440 injured in the massive earthquake that reverberated through several provinces in the south of the country.

“76 of our citizens lost their lives in Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep, and 440 citizens were injured in Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay and Kilis,” AFAD said.

The earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and sending panicked residents pouring outside in a cold winter night. At least 100 were killed, and the toll was expected to rise.


At least 284 people died in Turkey from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country’s southeast on Monday, Vice President Fuat Oktay said, updating earlier figures.

Oktay said more than 2,300 people were injured in one of Turkey’s biggest quakes in at least a century, adding that search and rescue work continued in several major cities.


Magnitude    Mw 7.8
Date time    2023-02-06 01:17:32.6 UTC
Location    37.23 N ; 37.02 E
Depth    10 km
Distances    37 km WNW of Gaziantep, Turkey / pop: 1,065,000 / local time: 04:17:32.6 2023-02-06
26 km ENE of Nurdağı, Turkey / pop: 12,800 / local time: 04:17:32.6 2023-02-06 


  1. Syrian health ministry says more than 200 dead

    Some 237 people have been killed and 639 injured in Syria in the powerful earthquake, assistant health minister Ahmed Dhamiriyeh has told state television.

    The affected swath of Syria is divided between government-held and opposition-held areas.

    In rebel-held northwest Syria, the opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense described the situation as “disastrous” adding that entire buildings have collapsed and people are trapped under the rubble.

  2. Death toll likely to keep rising over the next days: Expert

    Martin Mai, professor of geophysics at King Abdullah University, has told Al Jazeera that the death toll from “one of the largest earthquakes experienced [in the region] for hundreds of years” is likely to keep rising over the next days.

    “In the past, these earthquakes in Turkey have led to about 13,000 fatalities owing to the style of building construction. The sheer size of this event will have a profound economic impact as well,” Mai said.

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