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The 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, Earthquake Sequence

February 22, 2023
map of Turkey area with red lines for plate boundaries, arrows showing plate motion, and labels fsor plate
This tectonic map of the Turkey region shows the tectonic plates in the area and their direction of motion (arrows). The red lines indicate the plate boundaries and the small black arrows next to the red lines show the relative motion across the plate boundaries. The gold star shows the location of the M7.8 mainshock on February 6, 2023, and the blue star shows the location of the M7.5 aftershock later on February 6, 2023.