Before and After Satellite Images Show Devastation Across Southeast Turkey

Newly released images from Maxar Technologies show extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure following the devastating earthquakes that struck southeast Turkey on Monday, February 6.

Maxar released imagery from February 7, 2023, and contrasted it with images captured in 2022 and 2019 to show damage in the Turkish cities of Islahiye, Nurdagi and Duzici. Maxar said clouds and poor weather continued to affect some of the areas, but significant damage to buildings and infrastructure can still be seen.

On Monday morning, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Pazarcik district, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Kahramanmaras, and was followed that afternoon by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Elbistan district, about 45 miles (70 km) north of Kahramanmaras, according to Turkey’s national disaster management agency, AFAD.

By Tuesday, the death toll between Turkey and Syria had surpassed 7,500, according to media reports. Credit: Maxar via Storyful

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