On the early morning of February 6, 2023, two consecutive devastating earthquakes (with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.7 on the Richter scale, just nine hours apart in the same area) hit Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands and injuring hundreds of thousands of people.
During the earthquakes that occurred in Turkey, the land moved more than 3 meters (10 feet) on the fault lines in some places. The photos below show the incredible power of earthquakes.
- 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake on Wikipedia
- “Satellites Assess Earthquake Damage in Turkey” on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory website
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