Fact Check: 2023 Turkey Building Collapse Video Falsely Shared As Recent Taiwan Earthquake

Date:

Amid the aftermath of a powerful earthquake striking Taiwan on April 3, 2024, claiming four lives and injuring over 60, with tsunami alerts issued in Japan and the Philippines, dramatic scenes emerged on social media. Videos captured buildings trembling, bridges swaying, and people seeking refuge. Among these, a video surfaced depicting a multi-story building collapsing during the recent Taiwan earthquake.

The Facebook post reads: ” The footage of a building that collapsed after #earthquake in Taiwan Alert for a tsunami has already been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region. #Taiwan#Earthquake#Tsunami#China#Hualien#Japan#Terremoto#Tsunami#TaiwanEarthquake.”

The above post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be false.

After conducting a reverse image search, we discovered identical visuals uploaded to Reuters’ official YouTube channel. The video was posted on February 6, 2023. Its description highlighted, “A dramatic video shows a building collapse in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria.”

We also found a BBC News report from 06, Feb 2023, stating that the footage was filmed in Turkey’s Haliliye district, where people were seen fleeing for safety as a building collapsed nearby during the earthquake. The report also mentioned ongoing rescue efforts in southern Turkey following the 7.8-magnitude quake.

Therefore, we can infer that a video from 2023 Turkey has been inaccurately circulated to depict a building collapse attributed to the recent earthquake in Taiwan.

If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 11 7127 9799

Error: Contact form not found.

Click here for Latest Fact Checked News On NewsMobile WhatsApp Channel

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

EC Releases Voter Turnout Data For First Five Phases; Here’s How Many People Voted

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on...

Massive Fire In Rajkot Gaming Zone Claims 20 Lives; Rescue Operation Underway

Rajkot: A massive fire broke out at a gaming...

58.86% Voter Turnout Till 7 PM In Sixth Phase Polling | Top Updates

New Delhi: Voting for the sixth phase of the...

Fact Check: Viral Clip Claiming To Show Dead Iranian President Raisi’s Cap Stuck To A Tree At The Crash Site Is Fake

Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi, along with Foreign Minister, Hossain...