Today (06. February 2023) at 10:24 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of Mw7,5 took place. This earthquake took place less than 12 hours after the Mw7,8 earthquake took place 50 km south of this earthquake. USGS is reporting (seen on CNN) that 10000 people might have died in this earthquakes because of were it is located. The real number might be higher. News is also reporting that 582 people have died in Syria because of this earthquakes. There is heavy aftershock activity in this area and the second largest aftershock had a magnitude of Mw6,7 at 01:28 UTC.
Information about the Mw7,5 earthquake can be found here at EMSC and here at USGS. Information about the Mw6,7 earthquake can be found here at EMSC website.
Update (22:38 UTC)
The magnitude Mw7,5 earthquake has been confirmed to be an aftershock by USGS.
Today (6. February 2023) at 01:17 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of Mw7,8 took place in south Turkey. Damage is to be expected in this type of earthquake. This earthquake was felt over a wide area. Because of high electric price, I’ve been unable to run my seismometer in Denmark and I did not record this earthquake for that reason. At this magnitude this earthquake was recorded all over Europe in professional and citizen science seismometers.
EMSC information can be found here and USGS information can be found here. Links can stop working without warning.
Today (28. January 2023) an earthquake with magnitude of Mw5,9 took place in Iran, close to the border with Turkey. According to EMSC reports this earthquake was felt over a wide area. I don’t know if any damage happened, but that is likely if housing is of poor construction. Landslides might also have happened in areas closest to the earthquake. Continue reading “Magnitude Mw5,9 earthquake in Iran, close to border with Turkey”
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