Over 23 million people were affected by the Turkey-Syria Earthquake 2023, which left a 464 KM-long destruction zone. This blog evaluates its devastating effects by comparing them to those in other parts of the world.
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Turkey-Syria border on February 6, 2023. Although Kahramanmaraş was the epicenter of the quake, both countries were affected. Over 23 million people were impacted by the massive destruction zone, which covered 464 kilometers (288 miles) in total. In this blog, we’ll evaluate the size of this destruction zone relative to other regions of the globe.
We will compare the earthquake damage in Turkey and Syria to other regions to better understand its scope.
Paris to Amsterdam
The image depicts the region that runs roughly 464 kilometers from Paris to Amsterdam (288 miles). This indicates that all the structures in Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam would have been destroyed if the earthquake had occurred in this region.
New York to Washington
More than 23 million people were impacted by the Turkey-Syria earthquake, which had a significant effect. To put this into perspective, the image displays the region roughly 464 kilometers from New York to Washington (288 miles). All the structures in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, and Maryland would have been destroyed if the earthquake had occurred here.
Milan to Rome
Another image depicts the region from Milan to Rome, which is precisely 464 kilometers (288 miles). All the structures in Milan, Bologna, Florence, and Rome would have been destroyed if the earthquake had occurred here.
Brighton to Newcastle
The image depicts the region that extends from Brighton to Newcastle, which is precisely 464 kilometers (288 miles). All the structures in London, Cambridge, Birmingham, and Manchester would have been destroyed if the earthquake had occurred here. It will take years to fully recover from the catastrophic effects of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.