After a series of devastating earthquakes hit Central and Eastern Turkey and the Syrian border region this week, more than 40 countries and territories have sent or are about to send teams in response to provide relief aid.

20 earthquakes in two days

On Monday, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and northern Syria, resulting in thousands of fatalities. Data from the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) indicates that the earthquake and its aftershocks affected Central Turkey, East Turkey, and the Turkish-Syrian border region between Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February.

The chart below illustrates that the initial 7.8 quake was immediately followed by a 6.7 magnitude aftershock in the same region, and a 5.6 magnitude aftershock in the Turkey-Syria border region. In total there were 20 earthquakes in just two days in the region.

Earthquake and aftershocks recorded in Turkey and northern Syria between 6-7 February 2023.

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