Live updates: Turkey-Syria earthquake kills thousands


At least 120 aftershocks have occurred following Monday’s powerful earthquake in southern Turkey, according to an update from Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).

Remember: All aftershocks are individual earthquakes. But as long as they are not stronger than the original, main quake, they are considered aftershocks.

Separately, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which only reports the more significant aftershocks that are actually felt by those in the earthquake zone, reported at least 43 aftershocks of 4.3 or greater magnitude.

Three of the aftershocks measured 6.0 or greater, including the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck 95 kilometers (59 miles) north of the epicenter of the morning’s main quake, according to USGS.

The aftershocks stretch for more than 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) along the fault zone that ruptured in southern Turkey — oriented from southwest to northeast and stretching from the border with Syria up through the province of Malatya. 2023-02-06 15:25:27


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