Earthquake in Indonesia : Earthquake in Indonesia, felt a strong earthquake, know the intensity
Jakarta. A strong earthquake occurred on Friday in Tobelo, located 177 km north of Indonesia. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.3 on the Richter scale. The US Geological Survey (USGS) provided this information.
The day before, on February 23, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated remote area of Tajikistan, near the western Xinjiang region of China. According to the USGS, the earthquake’s epicenter was 67 kilometers (41 mi) west of Murgob in Tajikistan and was centered at a depth of 20 kilometers.
Death toll from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria rises to 47,000
On the other hand, the death toll due to the tremors of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6 continues to rise and so far around 47,000 people have been confirmed dead. Officials said the death toll could rise as bodies are recovered from the rubble. He said that on February 20 this week, many other already dilapidated buildings collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the Turkish province of Hatay.
About 1,64,000 buildings have collapsed or are in disrepair due to the earthquake.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said the death toll from the earthquake that struck the country on February 6 had risen to 43,556. If the number of people killed by the earthquake in Syria is also included , so so far 47,244 people have lost their lives in this disaster. Turkey’s Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum said around 1,64,000 buildings either collapsed due to the earthquake or became so dilapidated that they need to be demolished.
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FIRST POST: February 24, 2023, 06:14 IST