Turkish There has been devastation in two devastating earthquakes. More than 1,300 people have died. At the same time, according to press reports, 2,218 houses have been destroyed. A large number of people have lost their lives from falling under the rubble. At the same time, relief and rescue continue after the earthquake. In such a situation, the death toll may rise even higher.
Tremors from the quake were felt in Turkey on Monday, with heavy damage reported. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale. According to the news, according to local time, the quake occurred at 04:17. Its depth was 17.9 kilometers into the earth. Tremors from the earthquake were felt near Gaziantep, Turkey. According to the AFP news agency, more than 100 people have been killed so far. The death toll is expected to rise further.
Horrible news of the earthquake tonight in #Turkey & from North #Syria — the damage seems extensive.
The epicenter region is home to millions of refugees and internally displaced persons, many of whom are living in tents and makeshift structures. This is the absolute nightmare scenario for them. And it’s winter. pic.twitter.com/oACzWYtWb2
—Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) February 6, 2023
According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 33 km from Gaziantep at a depth of 18 km. Another strong tremor of magnitude 6.7 was felt 10 minutes after the quake.The Turkish administration has provided information that more than 100 people have died in the earthquake incident. Huge losses are being claimed in videos being posted on social media.According to the news, many buildings collapsed in the strong tremors of the earthquake, in which people were buried.
Massive #earthquake Registered M7.8 hit central Turkey. pic.twitter.com/mdxt53QlQ0
— Asaad Sam Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) February 6, 2023
In northwestern Syria, the opposition Syrian Civil Defense described the situation in rebel-held areas as “catastrophic”, saying many people were buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings. The ‘Syrian Civil Defense’ has asked people to stay in the open space outside the buildings. Let us tell you that the quake came at a time when West Asia is in the midst of a blizzard, which is expected to continue until Thursday.
The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers continue to search for people trapped under rubble in affected areas. Inside the partially collapsed buildings, people were seen standing in the street calling for help. Tremors from the earthquake were felt as far as Cairo. Its center was north of the city of Gaziantep, some 90 km from the Syrian border.
Muhib Kadaur, a doctor in the city of Atmad, told The Associated Press by phone that we feared hundreds of casualties. We are under immense pressure. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tweeted that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to the quake-hit areas. He said that we hope to get through this disaster with the least loss of life and property. We will go out together.
About six tremors were felt after the Turkey earthquake. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has asked people to avoid visiting the damaged buildings. He said that our priority is to rescue the people trapped under the rubble of the buildings and take them to the hospital.
Powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Turkey.
Turkey video #gaziantep
Turkey asks for international help after strong earthquake- Agencies #earthquake #DEPREMOLDU #Turkey#depress #DEPREMOLDU #pazarcik #Kahramanmaras pic.twitter.com/rf5vEBPOu2
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) February 6, 2023