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2020 Video From Izmir Goes Viral As 2023 Turkey Earthquake Footage

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

Visuals from a hotel kitchen in Turkey when the powerful earthquake struck on February 6, 2023

 The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the viral video, which led us to this news report, dated October 31, 2020, featuring the same clip. The headline stated, “New footage shows strength of quake in Izmir”, while the caption read, “At least 20 buildings in the Turkish city of Izmir alone were destroyed after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday.”.

We then ran a relevant keyword search, which led us to this news report from the Tribune, dated October 31, 2020, stating, “Turkey earthquake footage captures horrific moments as building collapses in Izmir”. According to the article, “At least eight buildings collapsed on Friday as a powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 27 people. Buildings were seen toppling in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, and triggering a small tsunami in the district of Seferihisar and on Samos. The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks.” The report, too, featured the viral video.

We confirmed via multiple news reports, seen here and here, that on October 30, 2020, a powerful earthquake struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, destroying homes and killing at least 22 people. The 7.0 magnitude tremor was centred off Turkey’s Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reportedly said.

Result: Partly False

Sources
Mehr news report, October 31, 2020
The Tribune news report, October 31, 2020

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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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