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5 things to know for Feb. 6: Earthquake, Spy balloon, Grammys, Debt limit, Recycling – CNN

February 6, 2023

CNN  —  If you find yourself gazing at the sky tonight, you may notice the moon appears slightly smaller than normal. That’s because you’re looking at a micromoon, a term used to designate when the moon is at a quite distant location in orbit around Earth.

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1. Earthquake

More than 1,500 people were killed in Turkey and Syria today after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the region. It’s the strongest earthquake the country has experienced in more than 100 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. Thousands of others were injured as buildings collapsed, sending residents running into the streets. The quake sent tremors across the two countries while residents were likely asleep and unprepared for the impact. More than a dozen aftershocks have been recorded, including at least seven with a magnitude above 5, the USGS said. Search and rescue operations are underway as Turkey’s disaster agency calls for assistance from the international community.

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