The number of people who lost their lives due to the earthquake came on Monday morning when everyone is sleeping, a significant earthquake feels at 4:17 a.m. in Turkey and Syria is continuously increasing. According to the new figures, more than 19 thousand people have lost their lives so far. The number of injured has exceeded 98 thousand. A large number of people are still trapped under the debris.
In such a situation, the number of dead and injured can increase manifold. Meanwhile, earthquake tremors were felt again and again in different cities in Turkey. The situation in Turkey has become very bad as thousands of people’s houses got destroyed and became homeless. A huge number of people lost their lives and there are many who are still missing. Here we will shed some light on Turkey Earthquake 2023 – Epicentre, Magnitude, Videos, Reason and Latest News so read till the end.
Turkey Earthquake 2023 Magnitude
On 6 February 2023 at 4.17 am local time, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred near the city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. Its tremors were felt in the provinces of Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Iraq. There were reports of collapsed damaged buildings in Syria. Initial reports said that 70 people died in Gaziantep. The first tremors were felt after the 6.7 magnitude earthquake at 4.28 am local time. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an emergency meeting with the governors of the southern provinces at 9 am.
Meanwhile, emergency personnel were prepared to assist. At 5 p.m. officials said they recorded more than 120 aftershocks of the initial quake. On 7 February 2023, at 8 am, more tremors were felt, including a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. At 11 a.m. the WHO warned that the death toll could reach 20,000. At 1:00 pm Turkey’s Vice President said that the death toll has risen to more than three thousand. And now on 9 February 2023, more than 20000 people have lost their lives.
Turkey Earthquake 2023 Epicentre
The first earthquake, which came in the early hours of 6 February 2023, was registered as 7.8, classified as “major” on the official magnitude scale. Its epicenter was near Gaziantep – a city of more than 2 million people. The intensity of the tremors also brought down tower blocks and public buildings in northern Syria and the tremor was felt as far away as Cyprus and Lebanon, both about 250 miles from the epicenter.
In Turkey, more than 9000 people were confirmed to have died, with 20000 injured and thousands of buildings destroyed. The first earthquake was followed by many aftershocks, including one tremor which was almost as large as the first – registering as magnitude 7.5 – about nine hours later with its epicenter about 60 miles further north in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province.
Turkiye Gaziantep during Earthquake. #Gaziantep #earthquake #earthquakes #earthquakeinturkey pic.twitter.com/ZXBIcURL1g
— Asghar Rana (@AsgharTheRana) February 7, 2023
A man enters his house after 7.7 earthquakes and the second 7.6 earthquake happens…
DO NOT ENTER YOUR HOUSES#deprem #earthquake #TurkeyEarthquake#Turkey #earthquakes #earthquakeinturkey#PrayForTurkey #hatay #Kahramanmaras #TurkeyQuake pic.twitter.com/Rf6R8mT1QH
— Turkish Paramedic (@TRparamedic) February 7, 2023
After 72 hours, 5-year-old beautiful Hazal and her mother Betül were rescued. Hazal and her mother are in good health. #Turkey #Turkiye #TurkeyEarthquake #earthquaketurkey #earthquake #earthquakeinturkey #TurkeyQuake pic.twitter.com/xK5NuWIfkp
— REPORT WAR (@troy_dalio) February 9, 2023
🚨In #Turkey , strange behavior was observed in birds just before the earthquake.👀
#TurkeyEarthquake #Turkish #earthquake #earthquakes #earthquakeinturkey #Syria #syriaearthquake pic.twitter.com/YugZFHaXgk
— Quran & Hadith (@QuranAndHadithh) February 7, 2023
Before the #earthquake in #Turkey locals recorded bright blue flashes in the sky #TurkeySyriaEarthquake #TurkeyQuake #PrayForTurkey pic.twitter.com/F206a0EU5d
— Manish Pandey (@Manish_Pandey15) February 9, 2023
Why Turkey is prone to devastating earthquakes?
This is the strongest earthquake to shake the region in more than 100 years and has killed at least 20000 people across Turkey and Syria. Turkey and its surrounding area lie on the Anatolian Plate. Turkey is surrounded by 6 tectonic plates. To the east of the Anatolian Plate is the East Anatolian Fault while to the left is the Transform Fault. To the south and southwest is the African Plate. Apart from this, there is the Eurasian Plate in the north of Turkey. These plates rotate in the anti-clockwise direction. This causes friction between these plates and due to this, there are strong tremors of earthquakes.
Some scientists also believe that the conditions around Turkey are different from those in the Himalayan region in Asia. After the study of the North Anatolian Plate, it is known that Anatolia has been separated from the Eurasian Plate. It was revealed in this study that the pressure of the Arabian plate is increasing on these plates. And the Eurasian plate is stopping this pressure.
Turkey Earthquake 2023 Latest News
Recently, after the severe earthquake in Turkey, many buildings were destroyed. So far more than 19 thousand people have lost their lives. Many countries including India are helping Turkey. This severe earthquake was centered in Kahraman Maras, the southeastern province of Turkey. It was so strong that only a few people could come out, while most people remained inside their homes.
Many buildings could not withstand the earthquake and collapsed. Meanwhile, rescuers continued to search for life buried under the pile of debris, and several more survivors were pulled out today. Due to the severe earthquake in Turkey, more than 19 thousand people died. At the same time, in this hour of crisis, the Government of India and many other countries of the world have extended a helping hand to Turkey.