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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes near Karatas, Turkey

February 20, 2023        Mary Scott        4062

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Karatas, Turkey

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the southern Turkish town of Karatas on Sunday, causing damage and injuries. The quake was felt in neighboring areas of Turkey and Cyprus. Seismologists warn of possible aftershocks in the region as it recovers from the disaster.

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 1.86mi WSW of Uzunbağ, Turkey.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 48.7 kilometers (30.3 miles) with an epicenter located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the coast of Karatas. The tremor caused cracks in buildings, power outages, and disrupted telecommunication networks in the affected areas.

Seismologists Warn of Aftershocks as Region Recovers

According to local media reports, at least eight people were injured in the quake, while some buildings suffered severe damage. Emergency crews are conducting search and rescue operations to help those affected by the disaster.

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