An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck the southern province of Adana’s Kozan district at 8.44 a.m. local time on July 25, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced. An aftershock with a magnitude of 4.4 struck the region after the initial quake.
The quake occurred five months after two deadly earthquakes striking Turkey’s southeast on Feb. 6, one at a magnitude of 7.7 and the other at 7.6. Both quakes at the time were felt in Adana province and caused minor damages.
After the July 25-dated quake, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said eight people were injured due to jumping from height and falling objects.
Bu sabah meydana gelen Adana Kozan merkezli depremde Adana’da 2 kişi yüksekten atlama ve eşya düşmesine, Osmaniye’de ise 6 kişi yüksekten atlama ve düşmeye bağlı olarak olaydan etkilenmiştir. Depremden etkilenen kişiler olay yerine görevlendirilen 8 ambulans ile hastanelere…— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) July 25, 2023
In Kozan district, the walls of 2 unused old buildings were demolished due to the quake.
Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar said that they received information that several barns were damaged in Kozan district.
AFAD head Yunus Sezer also said at 9.17 a.m. local time that there is no negative report due to the earthquake.
Adana ilimiz Kozan ilçesinde saat 08.44’te meydana gelen 5,5 büyüklüğündeki #deprem sonrasında, an itibarıyla olumsuz bir durum bulunmamaktadır.— Yunus Sezer (@Yunus_Sezer_) July 25, 2023
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“It is in the convergence zone of the Saimbeyli and Savrun Faults, probably in the Savrun zone. After the February 6 earthquakes, there is a change in the stress areas on the fault zones in the region,” renowned earthquake expert Prof. Naci Görür said in a tweet.
Adana Kozan’da 5,5 deprem. Saimbeyli ve Savrun Faylarının yakınlaşma bölgesinde, muhtemelen Savrun zonunda. 6 Şubat depremlerinden sonra bölgede fay kuşakları üzerindeki stres alanlarında değişim var, sevgiyle pic.twitter.com/nlKMJxVaeG— Prof. Dr. Naci Görür (@nacigorur) July 25, 2023
AFAD Earthquake Risk Reduction General Manager Professor Orhan Tatar also said they can accept July 25-dated quake as an aftershock of the Feb. 6 Kahramanmaraş earthquakes.
It is being investigated whether there is any damage to the buildings that were severely and moderately damaged in the 6 Feb. earthquakes in Adana.
In the Feb. 6 quakes more than 50,000 people died according to the official figures. Turkey is crossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes.