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7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, Syria, 118 people killed, hundreds injured

Ankara/Damascus (Shadesofgalaxy Akhbartaza Tarin – NNI. 06 February 2023) A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, as a result of which at least 76 people died there Turkey and 42 in Syria.The quakes 10 Turkish provinces were affected, officials said 23 people died in Malatya province, 17 in Arafa, 7 in Osmania, and 6 in Diyarbakir.

The official Sana news agency quoted a Ministry of Health official as saying that many buildings collapsed after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Syria.According to preliminary data, 42 people died in Aleppo, Hama and Latakia due to quake .200 injuries were reported.A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey, flattening buildings in several cities and damaging neighboring Syria, the US Geological Survey said.


According to the US agency, the quake struck at a depth of 17.9 kilometers at 4:17 a.m. local time, and an aftershock of magnitude 6.7 occurred 15 minutes later.Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) Earlier the quake was reported as a magnitude 7.4.Images on Turkish television and social media showed rescuers digging through the rubble of buildings in Kahramanmaras and the neighboring city of Gaziantep.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a message on social networking website Twitter that he wishes all citizens affected by the earthquake.and emerge from the disaster with minimal damage.According to reports, the quake struck when most people were sleeping still at home, causing the death toll to rise.NTV Television buildings were also damaged in the cities of Adyaman and Malatya, CNN Turkey television reported, saying tremors were also felt in parts of central Turkey and the capital, Ankara.


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