the devastating magnitude 7.8 tremor was also felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and even in the distance greenland. In fact, as the Turkish geophysical engineer, Ovgun Ahmet Ercan, stated to the Turkish outlet Hurriyet, the earthquake that shook the border region between Turkey and Syria on Monday had the power of 130 atomic bombs.
consequences of the earthquake
He joint death toll after the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria this Monday amounted to more than 2,600 deaths. At least 1,651 people died in Turkey in the earthquake, according to Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. As for Syria, at least 1,000 people died According to figures reported by the Syrian Ministry of Health.
Earthquake tore down entire apartment blocks in Turkish cities and added further devastation to the millions of Syrians displaced by years of war. The second earthquake was big enough to bring down more buildings and, like the first, it was felt across the region, endangering rescue workers struggling to pull victims out of the rubble.
It is already about Highest number of fatalities from an earthquake in Turkey since 1999when a tremor of similar magnitude devastated the densely populated eastern Marmara Sea region near Istanbul, killing more than 17,000 people.
The Turkish president called it historical disaster and stated that the authorities are doing everything they can. “Everyone is trying their bestalthough the winter season, the cold and the fact that the earthquake occurred during the night make things difficult,” he said.