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How the Turkey Earthquake Caused Thousands of Aftershocks | Reuters

2023-03-01 00:00:00

Thousands of earthquakes struck southern Turkey in the weeks after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 6, killing more than 50,000 people in Turkey and northwest Syria. These additional quakes, called aftershocks, are common after a large earthquake; many aftershocks can be small relative to the main quake, but some have the potential to be severe and destructive, as was the case in Turkey. Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, and Dawn Lehman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, are quoted.

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