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Syrian American Engineers Association members prepare to respond to the earthquakes and aftershocks which devastated Turkey and Northwest Syria on February 6th 2023.

An intense 7.8 magnitude earthquake was followed by tremors and aftershocks, destroying many structures and harming people. The death toll has not yet been determined but it is in the thousands, along with thousands more injured. Tens of thousands of buildings have been damaged or destroyed.

SAEA board of directors held emergency meetings to begin formulating a plan for technical, engineering-related support and the much needed inspection and recovery efforts anticipated in  the coming weeks and months.