Earthquake today – Over 600 people died due to the Turkey-Syria earthquake, Turkey was rocked by 66 aftershocks, there was an outcry
Strong tremors from the Turkey-Syria earthquake
Earth shaken by 7.4 magnitude earthquake
So far, 604 people have died in the disaster
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Hundreds of people died due to the Turkey-Syria earthquake. There is an outcry here because of the earthquake. According to the National Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), at least 66 aftershocks rocked southeastern Turkey and the surrounding region following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday, killing more than 600 people.
The earthquake completely collapsed the buildings. Many people were sleeping during the early morning earthquake. Then hundreds of people lost their lives due to the earthquake. Emergency service officials in Turkey put the initial death toll at 76. But so far, 604 people have been confirmed dead. The disaster razed dozens of buildings in major cities. It’s chaos after this horrible disaster in the south-east of Turkey.
VIDEO: Heavy devastation due to the earthquake in Turkey, the building collapsed like a map, watch the video
Relief and rescue operations continue
At least 50 people have died in government-controlled areas of Syria as well as northern areas held by pro-Turkish groups, according to state media and a local hospital. Television showed Turks standing in their pajamas in the snow watching rescuers dig through the rubble of damaged homes.
The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 4:17 a.m. local time at a depth of about 17.9 kilometers (11 mi). After which 15 minutes aftershock of magnitude 6.7 occurred. AFAD’s emergency services center in Turkey first reported the quake with a magnitude of 7.4, and said it had been followed by dozens of aftershocks. In which many people died. At present, relief and rescue operations are underway at the disaster sites.
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FIRST POST: February 06, 2023, 1:23 PM IST