This Video Does Not Show the Most Recent 6.3 Magnitude Turkey-Syria Earthquake
A video shows the moment when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 20.
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Following the recent earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 20, social media users circulated a video purporting to show the moment when the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria.
In the video, the rescuers and people can be seen struggling to stand.
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 older than claimed.
This Video Shows the Previous Turkey-Syria Earthquake
The video clip does not show the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey on February 20.
The video dates back to February 6, when the second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the country.
Mynet, a Turkish media outlet, uploaded the video to a published article about the earthquake on February 9.
According to the outlet, the video shows one of the clearest visuals of the 7.6 earthquake, which happened after the first 7.7 earthquake in Kahramanmaraş on February 6.
The second earthquake occurred nine hours after the first earthquake.
Another Turkish media outlet called NTV published the same footage on February 9.
The Recent Turkey-Syria Earthquake
The border region between Turkey and Syria was rocked by a second earthquake on February 20 with a magnitude of 6.43, two weeks after it was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people.
The new earthquake claimed the lives of six people.
According to Turkish observer Kandilli, the epicenter was in the Turkish province of Samandagi, although it was also felt in Syria, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine, according to media reports.
294 people were injured, according to the head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority.
The state news agency of Syria stated that six people had been injured in Aleppo from falling rubble.
This Video Was Not Taken During the Recent Earthquake in Turkey