Turkey Earthquake: According to local media sources, the earthquake was felt around 4:17 am local time. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale. The first aftershock was felt after 15 minutes. The quake measured 6.7 on the Richter scale.
Damage after an earthquake.
Istanbul: Disaster at the start of the week. Earthquake shook Turkey and Syria. At least 500 people are reported to have died due to the earthquake. In the early morning when the common people were sleeping, the earthquake happened. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale.
Earthquake updates at a glance-
- After the third earthquake, the death toll rose to 1,900.
- The magnitude of this evening's earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale.
- On Monday evening, an earthquake shook the area adjacent to Turkey-Syria again. With this, 3 earthquakes have occurred so far in 24 hours.
- Turkey was shaken by the earthquake again in the afternoon after morning. The intensity of this tremor was 7.5 on the Richter scale. After that, the death toll reached the thousand mark.
- As rescue operations progress, the death toll rises. In this day's earthquake, the death toll in Turkey alone has increased to about 900 and it is known that more than 1300 people have died in Turkey and Syria as a whole.
- Government of India extends help to earthquake-ravaged Turkey. 100 personnel of NDRF, trained dogs and relief materials are being sent for rescue work, PSO said.
- At least 500 people are reported to have died in the earthquake in Turkey, Syria.
- Aftershocks occurred 22 times in 5 hours in Turkey-Syria. At least 360 people have died so far in the two countries. The death toll in government-controlled Syria is 237. It is feared that the death toll may rise further.
- Many houses have collapsed due to the earthquake. The intensity of the earthquake was so great that the tremors were felt many kilometers away on the island of Cyprus. After the earthquake, one after the aftershock (Aftershock) also occurs.
- It has been reported that 13 aftershocks were felt in just 2 hours in Turkey, Syria and surrounding areas. It is feared that the number of damages and loss of life may increase. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern after receiving the news of the earthquake in Turkey.
- According to the local administration of Turkey, 53 people have died due to the earthquake so far. But looking at the amount of damage, it is estimated that the death toll will increase much more.
- It is known that the earthquake occurred on Monday morning, when the common people were sleeping. As a result, most people could not leave their homes. Along with the house, they were buried under the rubble.
- It has been reported that 13 aftershocks were felt in just two hours in Turkey and Syria.
- On the other hand, the earthquake caused extensive damage in Syria as well. According to the local administration, at least 42 people have died due to the earthquake. In the northern part of the country, which is controlled by pro-Turkish forces, the earthquake also killed at least 8 people.
- At least 42 people have died after a strong earthquake in Turkey, a news agency reported, citing a Syrian health ministry official. 200 people were injured. Aleppo, Hama and Latakia were reported to have suffered extensive earthquake damage.
- According to local media sources, the earthquake was felt around 4:17 am local time. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale. The first aftershock was felt after 15 minutes.
- The quake measured 6.7 on the Richter scale. It is believed to be the worst earthquake in the last decade. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted, “Wishing all citizens safety. Hopefully together we can come out of this disaster with minimal damage.”
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolences in a tweet, writing, "Extremely concerned at the loss of life and property damage in the devastating earthquake in Turkey. My condolences to the families of the victims. I wish the injured a speedy recovery. India stands by the people of Turkey and will provide appropriate assistance to fight this calamity."
Horrific news of tonight's earthquake in #Turkey & northern #Syria — the damage looks extensive.
The epicenter region is home to millions of refugees and IDPs, many of whom live in tents & makeshift structures. This is the absolute nightmare scenario for them. And it's winter. pic.twitter.com/oACzWYtWb2
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) February 6, 2023
Massive #earthquake registered M7.8 hit the middle of Turkey. pic.twitter.com/mdxt53QlQ0
— Asaad Sam Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) February 6, 2023