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Turkey Earthquake Magnitude, Epicentre, Reason, Video, News

Turkey is in the seismically active zone, where the citizens have observed earthquakes since Monday. It is not predicted when new earthquakes arise with how much magnitude. This article will cover all the details related to Turkey’s Earthquake Magnitude, Epicentre, Reason, Video and News.

Turkey Earthquake Magnitude

It is the strongest earthquake faced by Turkey after many decades. That kills thousands of people. A severe earthquake measured in turkey was observed at the end of the 1930s. It was of the same magnitude and killed around 300,00 people in Turkey. On Monday morning, when everyone is sleeping, a significant earthquake feels at 4:17 a.m. That destroys many buildings and the livelihood of the people.

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The intensity of the earthquake is 7.8 magnitude. That is counted as high-intensity earthquakes. After the first earthquakes, many aftershocks have been recorded in different regions and in native countries like Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, and Jordan. The reason behind the earthquakes is not determined. The public is rushing to save themselves, and people grieve after losing their loved ones.

Turkey Earthquake Magnitude

Turkey Earthquake Epicentre

The earthquake’s epicentre, with a magnitude of 7.8, was 14.2 miles east of Nurdagi, Turkey. At a depth of 14.9 miles, approximately 24 kilometres, the United States Geological gives its survey report.  A map showing the intensity of the earthquake is given below.

As we look into the image, the earthquake’s epicentre has a severe intensity that had spread to nearby areas. It is the map of the morning quake at 4:17 a.m. a second aftershock is recorded at the exact epicentre at 4:28 a.m., just 11 minutes after the first quake with a 6.7 magnitude intensity. A series of earthquakes are recorded throughout the day of different intensities.

Turkey Earthquake Reason

Turkey is one of the major countries that feel the most earthquakes yearly. According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), in 2020 there were more than 33000 earthquakes were recorded. Of which 332 were of magnitude four or higher.

Turkey is a source of seismic activity because it is situated above the tectonic plates. The earth comprises different layers, and the gap between layers is called fractures. These fractures are the main fault for seismic activities when there is a slight slide in the layers of the earth. The uppermost layer feels that changes and reason for the quakes.

Turkey Earthquake Video

Different videos are uploaded by the people showing massive destruction nearby them. There are more than a thousand people stuck in the destruction. The estimated list of people who died in the quake is above 4000, and thousands were injured.

Some videos linked to the earthquakes are listed below. Seeing the video, the destruction by quakes is estimated how a worse situation came for the citizens after losing their homes. All the forces and rescue teams came ahead to help the people of Turkey in their worst situations

Turkey Earthquake News

After massive destruction, Turkey announces the Level 4 alert calling for international aid from the U.S., Russia, and other countries. Rescue workers are finding the people under the derbies and under the wreckage. The visuals of the place are so horrifying as the rescue workers pull the children and adults from the debris. Rescue operations became more complicated by the weather, and there is a rainy season in Turkey.

There were more than 900 buildings were destroyed. The Buildings which were destroyed are located near the neighbour country cities, the Syrian City of Aleppo and Hama, Turkey. It is the Biggest earthquake recorded in the country’s history, the head of Syria National Earthquake centre told local media. The Turkey government tries to help people by providing them shelter and food, and the rescue army finding the people the lost and injured people. People are not able to find the dead bodies of their relatives.

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