2020 Elazığ earthquake

2020 earthquake in Elazığ

The 2020 Elazığ earthquake happened at 20:55 local time (17:55 UTC) on 24 January in Turkey.[1] The magnitude of the earthquake was said to be 6.7 Mw.

Satellite view of the Elazığ region.

The earthquake's epicentre was close to the town of Sivrice in Elazığ province and felt in the neighbouring provinces of Diyarbakır, Malatya and Adıyaman, and the neighbouring countries of Armenia, Syria and Iran.[2]

A total of 41 people were killed and more than 1,600 were injured.[3]


  1. USGS.com (24 January 2020). "M 6.7 - 9km NNE of Doganyol, Turkey". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. "Turkey earthquake: At least 29 dead as buildings collapse". BBC World. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  3. "Death toll from earthquake in Turkey rises to 41". Anadolu Agency. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.