Recent major earthquakes in Turkey
February 6, 2023 - The magnitude 7.8 earthquake which killed more than 2,300 people in Turkey and northwest Syria was one of the worst to strike Turkey in recent years. It was followed by another large quake of magnitude 7.7.
The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.
It was Turkey's most severe quake since 1999, when one of similar magnitude devastated Izmit and the heavily populated eastern Marmara Sea region near Istanbul, killing more than 17,000.
- Huge earthquake kills more than 2,200 in Turkey and Syria, bad weather worsens plight(Reuters)
- North Anatolian Fault, Turkey (Geolsoc.org)
- Monday’s earthquake was as powerful as the strongest recorded in Turkey in 1939 (NYT)
- Timeline: Turkey hit by most devastating earthquake since 1999 (Al-Jazeera)