Powerful M7.5 aftershock hits Turkey – Syria border region just 9 hours after extremely damaging M7.8

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A second powerful aftershock measuring M7.5 (USGS) / M7.7 (EMSC) on the richer scale hit Turkey – Syria border region at 10:24 UTC on February 6, 2023. The quake follows the extremely damaging and deadly M7.8 quake at 01:17 UTC today.

Both agencies are reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 4.2 km (2.6 miles) SSE of Ekinözü (population 6 289), 20.3 km (12.6 miles) S of Elbistan (population 80 456), and 54.5 km (33.9 miles) NNE of Kahramanmaraş (population 376 045).

USGS PAGER estimated 132 000 people felt severe shaking, 374 000 very strong, 4 132 000 strong, and 16 353 000 moderate.

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Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

This earthquake took place just 9 hours after the devastating M7.8 quake hit the same region:

Aftershocks spread more than 200 km (120 miles) along the fault, suggesting a bilateral rupture from the epicenter.

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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