Syria/Türkiye: Updates on earthquakes in southeastern Türkiye and northwestern Syria
One month after the 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes hit Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, recovery response is still underway. The earthquakes severely affected northwestern Syria, where about 4.5 million people live. In Türkiye, the most affected provinces are Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Elazıg, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanlıurfa, where about 14 million people reside, including 1.8 million Syrian refugees. Two weeks after the initial earthquakes, on 20 February, two additional earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8, respectively, hit southern Türkiye, in Hatay.