At 4:17 a.m. local time on the 6th in Turkey (9:17 a.m. on February 6th Taiwan time), a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred with a focal depth of 17.9 kilometers.
This is an announcement from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
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[Reporter Chen Xinyu/Report from Taipei] At 4:17 a.m. local time on the 6th in Turkey (9:17 a.m. on February 6th Taiwan time) a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred with a focal depth of 17.9 kilometers.
The Earthquake Forecasting Center of the Central Meteorological Administration stated that the epicenter in Turkey was located at 37.174 degrees north latitude and 37.032 degrees east longitude, and DYFI reported a maximum magnitude of 9 (MMI).
The Central Meteorological Bureau of China pointed out that the earthquake is about 8,000 kilometers away from Taiwan and has no direct impact on Taiwan. People do not need to panic. However, those who have traveled or plan to travel to related areas in the near future must pay attention to their own safety and pay attention to the latest information at all times.
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The US Geological Survey (USGS) stated that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in southern Turkey at 4:17 am local time on the 6th, with a depth of only 17.9 kilometers. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) and the German Geoscience Research Center (GFZ) It measured a magnitude of 7.7 and was centered near the ancient city of Gaziantep.
Our Central Meteorological Bureau pointed out that only 11 minutes after the strong earthquake in Turkey, another shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred at 4:28, with a depth of only 9.9 kilometers.
Various media pointed out that the strong earthquake caused the collapse of buildings, and at least 10 people were known to have died and people were suspected to be trapped in the rubble.
The Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Communications stated that it is still collecting information on the number of Chinese tourists visiting Turkey and the number of groups.