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February 6, 2023, midnight, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Southeastern Türkiye and adjoining Syria, flattening countless residential and commercial properties. Nine hours later, another earthquake of 7.5 m hit the same area. More than 100 aftershocks follow. The epicenter of this calamity is the city of Gaziantep, home to millions of Syrian refugees.
As of February 19, 2023, the total number who are recorded to have been killed is now 46,000, made up of 40,642. in Turkey and 5,800 in Syria. This is one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit the region in over 100 years. Turkish authorities fear the death toll to rise with more reported injuries.