On February 6, at 04:17 local time, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck north-west Syria and southern and central Turkey. The epicenter was 37 west–northwest of Gaziantep. It was followed by a second 7.7 magnitude earthquake at 13:24. This earthquake was centered 95 km north-northeast from the first one. The earthquakes in the Turkish-Syrian border region are among the most severe natural disasters of the last 100 years in the area. More than 52,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured.
Emanuele Satolli documented the earthquake’s aftermath on assignment for The Wall Street Journal.