Turkey Earthquake country moved three meters Shocking reports Death toll expected to rise further

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Earthquake devastation in Turkey

The devastating earthquake in Turkey killed thousands of people. A series of aftershocks after a magnitude 7.8 quake reduced Turkish and Syrian cities to rubble. About 8 thousand people have died in this disaster. At the same time, the death toll is expected to rise further. Meanwhile, a shocking report has surfaced claiming that the quake shifted the tectonic plate by about three metres. The epicenter of the earthquake on Monday was near the city of Gaziantep in Turkey at a depth of about 17.9 km. Around 20 lakh people live in this city.

Earthquake caused by the sliding of the Arabian tectonic plate

Experts in earthquake studies said that this catastrophic earthquake occurred due to the northward sliding of the Arabian tectonic plate. Turkey is vulnerable to earthquakes because it sits on a large fault line that connects the Anatolian plate, the Arabian plate, and the Eurasian plate. According to experts, about 225 km of the fault between the Anatolian plate and the Arabian plate have been damaged. Italian seismologist Dr. Carlo Doglioni says that he said that the Arabian plate is about three meters in the northeast-southwest direction. Turkey could move ‘five or six meters higher than Syria’ after the earthquake. Although he said that he is telling himself based on preliminary data, more information will be available in the coming days.

It is feared that the death toll will rise

On the other hand, due to the devastating earthquake and its aftershocks, the death toll has increased beyond 8 thousand due to the recovery of more bodies from the collapsed buildings. The death toll from the quake is expected to rise further. Rescue teams are working to find survivors among the rubble of thousands of buildings. Countries around the world have sent teams to assist in rescue and relief operations. Turkey’s disaster management agency said more than 24,400 emergency workers were on the scene. But their efforts are proving small, with Monday’s massive earthquake affecting large areas and nearly 6,000 buildings confirmed to have collapsed in Turkey alone.

More than 8,000 people were rescued from the rubble.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that in Turkey alone, more than 8,000 people have been evacuated from the rubble of buildings and some 380,000 have taken refuge in government shelters or hotels. Efforts to reach survivors have also been hampered by freezing temperatures and aftershocks from nearly 200 earthquakes, making it extremely dangerous to search inside unstable structures.

Waiting for the rescue team to reach many places

About 1,500 buildings were flattened in Hatay, southeast of the quake’s epicenter, and many people complained that their families were trapped under the rubble without rescue teams or help arriving, authorities said. The earthquake, with its epicenter in the Kahnemaras province in southeastern Turkey, forced residents of Damascus and Beirut to take to the streets. The head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Syria, Sebastian Gay, said medical workers in northern Syria were working around the clock to treat the influx of wounded. Thousands of people took refuge in sports centers or fairgrounds in Turkey’s Hatay province, while others spent the night outdoors and resorted to bonfires.

Thick black smoke billowed from an area of ​​the port of Iskenderun where firefighters have not yet been able to extinguish the flames. The fire broke out in a shipping container that overturned in the quake. Authorities fear the death toll from the quake and aftershocks that struck Monday morning could rise as rescuers continued to search for people trapped under rubble on Tuesday. Rescue teams face many problems due to the low temperature and aftershocks felt near the quake.

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