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Why was Turkey’s earthquake so deadly and why did it happen?
07/02/2023 12:09 PM | Click to read full article
A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake was followed by two other strong quakes that devastated wide swaths of Turkey and Syria on Monday. The quake hit at a depth of 18 kilometres and was centred in southern Turkey, near the northern border of Syria. Researchers said the earthquake was a strike-slip quake, where two tectonic plates slide past each other horizontally. The epicentre was near Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital in Turkey.