The two earthquakes, magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 respectively, rocked Turkiye on February 6, causing thousands of deaths and wreaking untold devastation upon the country.
The power of the earthquakes that devastated Turkiye earlier this week equaled that of several hundred nuclear bombs, said Orhan Tatar, General Director of Earthquake Risk Reduction at the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Tatar admitted that the magnitude of the disaster had exceeded his and his colleagues’ expectations.
With the first earthquake lasting some 65 seconds and the second earthquake lasting 45 seconds, the energy released by the two tremors equaled that of 500 nuclear bombs, he stressed.
The magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Turkiye on Monday morning, and was followed by another magnitude 7.6 quake later that day.
The tremors, which were accompanied by several aftershocks, resulted in over 20,000 deaths in the country and caused the destruction of numerous buildings.
The quakes also affected neighboring Syria, where about 300,000 people were left homeless as their dwellings were leveled by the seismic events.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Earthquake News 2023.
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A powerful warning of the Nature?
This is dangerous talk….we are here facing N A T U R E which reminds little men on earth that they are not boss on earth. No, they have to submit to Higher Authority. This is not the time to make such comparisons. Having said that, we remain focused on Syria and Turkiye( new word for a puny reader of SN)who are going through hell right now. My thoughts are more intense for Syria, a martyred nation, a weaker nation which is attacked by neighbors and occupied by them and sanctioned as well. Disgusting. The world should appeal to the… Read more »
The following countries pulled their ambassadors out of Turkey 24 hours before the earthquake? >>>>>>>>>>>>USA, Britain, Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Germany and Italy!