Feb 7, 2023

Turkey-Syria earthquake is one of the deadliest in years, here’s why

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The death toll now stands at over 5,000.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday is likely to go down as one of the deadliest this decade, according to a report from Reuters.

The epicenter of the earthquake is located 16 miles (26 km) east of the Turkish city of Nurdagi, 11 miles (18 km) below the Earth’s surface on the East Anatolian Fault.

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Scientists have estimated that the earthquake resulted in a more than 62 miles (100 km) rupture between the Anatolian and Arabian plates. Here is what scientists have to say about the ongoing disaster.

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