UNOSAT Activates Emergency Mapping Service in Syria, Türkiye After Quakes

Geneva, Switzerland – On Monday 6 February 2023, two major earthquakes struck Türkiye and the northwestern parts of Syria in the early hours of the day.

The first, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, struck west of Gaziantep at 1:17 a.m. UTC. Just a few hours later, another strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the region at 10:24 a.m. UTC, with its epicentre 100km north of the first one.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) activated the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)’s Emergency Mapping service over both Syria and Türkiye. UNOSAT triggered the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters to collect satellite images of Syria.

The web map published gathers preliminary geophysical data from seismological centres All the analyses results will be available on the map at this link, and on UNOSAT’s website. The latest updates are also shared on Twitter.

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