This Video Was Not Taken During the Recent Earthquake in Turkey
A video shows a man saving himself from falling into a crack caused by the new earthquake that struck Turkey on February 20.
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Following the new earthquake that struck southern Turkey, social media users circulated a video purporting to show a man saving himself from falling into a crack.
Social media users said the video was recorded by CCTV in Antakya city.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar’s team found the video making the rounds to be outdated and unrelated to the earthquake.
Outdated Video Shared in Relation to the Recent Earthquake in Turkey
Misbar found the video clip’s earliest publication date to be June 13, 2022.
Telegraf tv, a Serbian website, was the first to publish the video.
Another website bearing the same name, Telegraf tv, published the video on the same date. According to the video’s description, the footage was captured in China.
No more details were reported about the incident.
A Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Struck Turkey and Syria
On February 20, a new earthquake hit southern Turkey leaving at least six dead and hundreds injuried as the area continues to recover from a devastating earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people on February 6.
The Turkish Emergency Coordination Center SAKOM states that the Defne area served as the epicenter's starting point. Thereafter, there were 90 aftershocks, the greatest of which was measured at 5.8.
At least 294 people were injured, including 18 "seriously," SAKOM said Tuesday.
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