Turkey earthquake: Strong earthquake shakes Middle East, over 500 killed in Turkey-Syria, thousands injured
Tremors of two powerful earthquakes were felt in Turkey on Monday morning. The scene of devastation is being seen all around. The death toll is increasing rapidly. So far, the news of death of more than 500 people has come to the fore. At the same time, more than a thousand people are said to be injured. Most of those killed are from Malta and Sanluirfa. 17-storey and 14-storey buildings collapsed in Adana city of Turkey. Relief and rescue work is being done fast.
According to media reports, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was felt in Southern Turkey. Many apartments have collapsed here. People have been asked to move to safer places. At the same time, after the earthquake, Turkey has appealed for international assistance. Haberturk reported that several buildings had collapsed in the neighbouring provinces of Malatya, Diyarbakır and Malatya.
The earthquake occurred at 4:17 am local time at a depth of about 17.9 km. At the same time, the US Geological Service says that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near Gaziantep in southern Turkey on Monday. Due to this, the news of major damage has come to light in Turkey and Syria. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) says that the magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 7.4 and its epicenter was in Pajarsik city of Kahramanmaras province.
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High alert issued in Turkey
According to BNO News, Turkey’s Interior Ministry says that a high alert has been declared after the powerful earthquake. Many videos of this are also coming out on social media. The damage caused by the earthquake can be clearly seen in these videos.
Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude felt in November
In November, an earthquake of 6.1-magnitude was felt in Turkey. The strong tremors were felt in capital Ankara, Istanbul and surrounding areas. Health Minister Fahrtin Koka had said that 22 people were injured. These people jumped from a tall building fearing the earthquake.
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