At the time of writing this article, the viral video had garnered over 3,05,000 views on Twitter.
What's the truth?: We found an older version of the video, which was uploaded on the internet on 4 November 2022. This predates the earthquakes.
The video caption mentioned that it showed a fissure located in Pinglu county of China's southern Shanxi province.
How did we find out the truth?: We performed a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video and found a longer version of the viral video on YouTube.
This video was uploaded on YouTube on 4 November 2022.
The translated title of the video mentioned that these visuals were from China's Pinglu County.
We found another YouTube video, which was published on 19 November 2022.
The description of this video said that they showed a huge crack in Pinglu County, Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, which separated houses on both sides.
Visuals on Google Earth: We located the cracks situated in Pinglu County on Google Earth and compared the visuals with the viral video to note the similarities.
Reports about a massive crack in China: A Chinese website Zhihu, carried a similar video and stated that it was a 10-kilometre-long crack on the Earth's surface.
We found a similar video of the cracks on Douyin, a TikTok application used in China.
We found another video on a video sharing platform Bili bili, which stated that this wide crack in located in southern Shanxi.
Conclusion: An old video showing a massive crack on the land is neither from Turkey nor from Syria.
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