Earthquakes 2023: 7.8 hits Turkey (General)

by dulan drift ⌂, Monday, February 06, 2023, 11:51 (532 days ago)

9 News: The U.S. Geological Survey said quake was centered about 33 kilometres (20 miles) from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital. It was 18 kilometres deep. A strong 6.7 temblor rumbled about 10 minutes later.

In Sanliurfa, at least 10 deaths have been confirmed.

That sounds not good. Big earthquake close to populated areas, fairly shallow. That death-toll is gonna go up considerably.

I still associate 921 with Turkey coz about one month before it (Aug 17, 1999) there was 7.6er there that killed 17 000. I remember thinking when 921 struck ok, what happened in Turkey is happening here!

I don't know how well understood the connections are between un-connected, far-away faults - think i've read they're supposedly not connected - but i still have that association. Large bits of the planet are shunting into each other - still seems plausible that they could impact distant major faults. It's a small world after all.

Hopefully, there's no repeat pattern this time - though i'd be slightly on edge around early to mid March.

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