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A powerful earthquake struck Southern Turkey west of Gaziantep last 6 February 2023 causing widespread damages in Turkey and Syria. With a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent) and a magnitude of 7.8 Mww, it is tied with the 1939 Erzincan earthquake as the strongest earthquake to hit Turkey in recorded history.

Through the years, disasters demonstrated the need for collaborative geospatial data to help local communities and disaster responders better understand the catastrophes we face. Readily available crowdsourced maps are crucial in informing and preparing the public.

YouthMappers organized mapathons to help map the affected areas in southern Turkey and Syria using various technologies and tools like Rapid Editor and Mapillary.

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