Earthquake sequence in Turkey, February 6th 2023

Last update: 6 February 2023 at 13:05 UTC

Earthquake details | Aftershocks locations
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Earthquake details

Nine hours after a first earthquake of magnitude M7.8 that hits south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, February 6th 2023 at 1h17 UTC, a second M7.5 occurs (at 10h24 UTC) 100km further north. More information on the main shock (M7.8) is available here and for the 7.5 (here).

These earthquakes has been largely felt up to 2000 km fom the epicenter, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, ...

At the time of the report, a lot of buildings are damaged in Turkey and Syria and more than 1200 peoples haven been killed in Turkey and Syria.

If you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to answer the online questionnaire. Your testimony will be useful to update the Intensity map here below, where intensities correspond to the effects of the earthquake.


In addition to the seismic activity, a triggered 10 cm wave has been recorded 2h27 after the mainshock on a tide gauge 266 km from the epicenter. The figure on the right shows the frequency content, the raw signal (water level) and the signal corrected from the day/night tide.


Aftershocks locations

Magnitude distribution in time of seismic events within 300 km of the mainshock. Location of the earthquake sequence after the mainshock.


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Maps of felt reports

Map felt reports collected for the mainshock (M7.8). Map felt reports collected for the secondshock (M7.5).


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Epicenter location


LocalView seismicity tensors
Main Shock Epicenter Location Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today) Tensors Solutions