Skip to comments.SECOND mega earthquake hits Turkey, hours after record 7.8-magnitude tremor kills more than 1,700 people: 7.5 quake strikes as Turkey and Syria reel from overnight destruction that saw families crushed in their sleep
Posted on 02/06/2023 5:26:27 AM PST by caww
Turkey has been hit by a second massive earthquake, hours after an earlier catastrophic quake devastated the region and killed more than 1,700 people.
The 7.8-magnitude night-time tremor, followed hours later by a slightly smaller one, wiped out entire sections of major Turkish cities in a region filled with millions of people who have fled the civil war in Syria and other conflicts.
The later 7.5 magnitude quake struck at 1.24pm (1024 GMT) two-and-a-half miles southeast of the town of Ekinozu and around 60 miles north of the first quake that has wrought devastation across Turkey and Syria.
Hundreds are still trapped under rubble on both sides of the border as a result of the first, and the toll is expected to rise as rescue workers continue to search through mounds of wreckage for families crushed in their sleep.
Orhan Tatar, an official from the Turkish disaster agency, told reporters that the two quakes were independent of each other. He said hundreds of aftershocks were expected after both. Tremors were felt as far away as Greenland.
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Terrible news. Prayers up for those in distress and for rescue workers.
It’s a racist maga earth quake. Obviously Trump’s fault.
Turkey has a terrible history of earthquakes. This one wiped out an entire city. Gone.
This double-whammy is just awful news. With higher population and all, I just can’t imagine. It’s so very tragic.
Turkey sits on a fault line and often has earthquakes....but this was a double strike of high intensity.
I thought the earthquakes would stop when we retired the space shuttle program.
Well it’s an old country with plenty of old buildings so it’s not surprising when this happens many of them fall. And likely most living in them are middle to lower class.
The Global Climate folks will be fast on this like flies to honey.
See. They would have, but Trump had to start Space Force, so now the earthquakes are still on. All Trump’s fault./s
God is smiting Turkey for its intransigence in allowing Sweden and Fenland join NATO.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is much like the protagonist in King Belshazzar’s feast, a Bible story in the Book of Daniel, in which the writing appeared upon the wall, “Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin”, as read by Daniel. Roughly translated as, “God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; you have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; and finally, your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Karma is such a b!+c#.
Suspect that there will be more than 30,000 dead when the count is done. It will be 5,000 times worse when Yellowstone blows up.
and several aftershocks over 6
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