More than 160,000 buildings containing 520,000 apartments collapsed or were severely damaged in the Feb. 6 earthquakes that killed tens of thousands in Turkey and neighbouring Syria.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Central Turkey on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said.
Earthquakes can neither be prevented nor predicted. If a Category 5 typhoon nears, evacuations are possible; there can be time to move to a safe zone before the pyroclastic flow of a volcano sweeps all in its path. But when the earth shakes, it almost never comes with a warning. Even in the most technologically prepared
Monday’s earthquake was centered in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, the country’s disaster management agency said. Yesilyurt’s mayor, Mehmet Cinar, told HaberTurk television that a few buildings had collapsed in the town.
More than 100 people were injured as a result of Monday's quake which was centered in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, Yunus Sezer. More than two dozen buildings collapsed.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake that rocked Turkey once again, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people is indeed sad news (“1 killed, over 100 injured as new quake hits Turkey,” Feb.28, Gulf Today website). Although science has achieved numerous successes in many fields of life, it’s still unable to predict the exact time
Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections were originally scheduled for June 18th, the last date allowed, but in January President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to move voting forward by a month. As justification, he said voters would be diverted from casting ballots by summer holidays.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed also directed hospitals to provide the victims with the highest levels of healthcare, reaffirming UAE's continued efforts within Bridges of Goodness campaign launched by the UAE.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on Saturday opened a temporary field shelter camp comprising 50 tents for those affected by the Syrian earthquake.
A united opposition – an alliance of five parties – in Turkiye has announced Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People’s Party as the presidential candidate to fight incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for 20 years now. Kilicdaroglu, 74, served in the finance department of the government, and entered