Video Showing Aftermath of an Earthquake Is From Turkey and Not Tajikistan

This video shows the destruction caused in Turkey due to the earthquakes.

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A video, seemingly shot from inside of a moving vehicle, showing several collapsed buildings is going viral on social media with a claim that this video shows the destruction caused in Tajikistan after an earthquake hit the country.

Tajikistan was hit by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on 23 February.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

(Archives on similar claims can be seen here and here.)

Where is the video from?: The video is from Turkey, which was hit by a series of strong earthquakes in February 2023 resulting in heavy destruction.


How did we find out the truth?: We ran a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video and came across a YouTube video from 8 February 2023.

  • This was a longer and a clearer version of the viral video.

  • The video was uploaded by 'K News' with a title that read, "50 hours have passed after two major earthquakes in Turkey."

  • We also found a tweet from 8 February 2023, which mentioned that it showed the aftermath of earthquakes in Tukrey.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

We located the shops from the video in Turkey:

  • In the longer version, we noticed boards of two shops which read 'CZANE' and 'BASMANLAR'.

  • We found these shops in Turkey's southern province, Hatay on Google Maps and also found a Street View.

    (Note: Swipe to see more comparisons.)

  • <div class="paragraphs"><p>The board with 'CZANE' on it was seen in the viral video.</p></div>

    The board with 'CZANE' on it was seen in the viral video.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

  • <div class="paragraphs"><p>The shop named&nbsp;BASMANLAR is at Hatay.</p></div>

    The shop named&nbsp;BASMANLAR is at Hatay.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

Conclusion: An old video of destruction caused due to earthquake in Turkey is going viral as a recent video from Tajikistan.

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