Earthquake situation in Turkey: Today many countries in West Asia were shaken by the devastating earthquake. In four countries, including Turkey (Turkey), Lebanon, Syria and Israel, the earth trembled on Monday morning, thousands of people were hit by the earthquake. The intensity of this earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale. There has been great devastation due to the earthquake. Learn about 10 great things related to the earthquake.
repeated aftershocks after the earthquake
The earthquake shakes again on Monday night. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 18 aftershocks were recorded after the magnitude 7.8 quake. Now it has been said that two more aftershocks have arrived, in which one of them was of magnitude 5.8, while the second shock was of magnitude 5.7. This second blow has come in the eastern part of Turkey.
Most of the people died in Turkey
After the earthquake, more than 1,000 people lost their lives in Turkiye (Turkey) alone, while this figure has reached 1,600 including the deaths in other countries. According to the latest reports, 5,380 people have been injured. 2,818 buildings have been leveled by the earthquake and 2,470 people have been rescued from inside the rubble.
Relief work in full swing
Large-scale relief work is underway amid tremors from the earthquake. According to the AP news agency, it is feared that thousands of people are trapped in the damaged facilities in the countries affected by the earthquake, including Turkey. Turkey’s Disaster Management said many are still trapped in the rubble. In such a situation, rescue and relief operations are carried out on a large scale.
Ardoan held an emergency meeting
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ardoan has held an emergency meeting after the earthquake, in which all possible help has been offered to the earthquake victims. Many countries will provide aid to Turkey, affected by the disaster. India is also included in these countries.
Earthquake alert was issued three days ago
A European scientist had predicted this earthquake 3 days ago. Dutch scientist Frank Hogerbeets tweeted about this on February 3, he said: if not today, it will be tomorrow, but soon a 7.5 magnitude earthquake will hit this area.
Alert issued for 4 countries
In a tweet from scientist Frank Hogarbites, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake was said to affect south-central Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. However, even this earthquake prediction did not deter Turkey.
Snowfall also became a problem
Amid the earthquake, the temperature has been below zero in many areas of Turkey. Actually, a severe winter is coming in this country these days. The airport runway here has been damaged due to the earthquake. Snowfall has also become a problem in rescue efforts.
560 dead in Syria
The lives of thousands of people are in danger even in Turkey’s neighboring country, Syria. 560 people have died here.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in Gaziantep
The first tremor of the earthquake occurred in Turkey at around 4:15 am on Monday morning. Its center was in the Gaziantep area, which is 90 km from the Syrian border.
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