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Tag: earthquake

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    New quake in Türkiye, Syria leaves at least 6 dead

    With thousands of buildings still unusable and likely to collapse, the search for victims is a precarious undertaking

    At least 6 people have been reported dead and more than 760 injured after two new earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Turkish province of Hatay, one of the most affected by the Feb. 6 tremors where 41,020 victims lost their lives. Numerous aftershocks were also recorded Monday.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Survival: Trio rescued after 13 days trapped in rubble

    The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has left more than 41,000 people dead in Turkey and neighboring Syria

    Three people, including a child, were found alive under rubble Saturday in Turkey's southern Hatay province, 13 days after the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, local media reported.

  • Thursday, February 16th 2023 - 12:18 UTC

    Multicultural Falklands organizing 'multicultural takeaway' in support of humanitarian needs in Turkey and Syria

    The Multicultural takeaway will be receiving orders for their service offering a range of delicacies, representing the cuisines of the many nationalities that make the Falklands community.

    Generous Falkland Islands are again organizing to aid human tragedy, this time to collect funds to help with the recovery of the tragic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, with an estimated loss of plus 41,000 lives and millions of dollars as hundreds of thousands were left homeless with the collapse of hundreds of buildings.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Türkiye-Syria quake: UN expert fears death toll may exceed 60,000

    Turkish authorities have arrested people for looting and also for their alleged negligence in real estate developments with no anti-seismic precautions

    With around 33,000 people so far reported dead in both countries affected by last week's series of earthquakes and aftershocks, a United Nations expert predicted that the final number of victims will be twice as many “or even more.”

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 08:24 UTC

    Death toll crosses 8,100 threshold in Turkish/Syrian quakes

    “These operations will continue until we reach the last citizen under the rubble,” Türkiye's Vice President Fuat Oktay said late Tuesday

    The latest reports from Türkiye and Syria two days after the series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit the region mention at least 8,100 people confirmed dead as hopes of finding any new survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings are turning slimmer by the minute.

  • Tuesday, February 7th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Earthquake death toll reaches 4,300, more victims feared under the rubble

    There have been 183 aftershocks since the original earthquakes including one of 7.6 magnitude at 7.24 am local time

    The number of casualties from the series of earthquakes hitting Türkiye and Syria early Monday has been updated to 4,300, it was reported. Due to the time the quake occurred (4.17 local time), most people were sleeping in their homes and many were unable to escape. Rescuers are searching for survivors in the rubble.

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 09:17 UTC

    Earthquake rocks Türkiye and Syria killing around 1,200 people

    “We hope to get through this disaster together in the shortest possible time and with the least possible damage,” Erdogan wrote on Twitter

    Over 1,200 people died in Türkiye and Syria as hundreds of buildings collapsed in the areas hit by an earthquake of 7.8-degree magnitude with its epicenter in the border city of Gaziantep. Rescue teams were searching for people trapped under the rubble. Humanitarian aid was reported on its way from various parts of the world. There were a total of 22 aftershocks, some of them strong.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2022 - 10:02 UTC

    Seismic activity reported in Uruguay

    “Luckily it was in rural areas, an area of low vulnerability, and no damage was reported,” López Méndez said

    Uruguayan authorities have confirmed that the department (province) of Florida has reported its second earthquake in 18 months after tremors were felt Sunday. Residents also said loud sounds similar to thunder or explosions were heard.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2022 - 10:09 UTC

    Indonesia earthquake toll reaches 310 dead

    Earthquakes in Indonesia are a common occurrence because of the country's position on the Pacific Ring of Fire

    Search and rescue teams in Indonesia have so far retrieved 310 bodies after Tuesday's 5.6-degree tremor that hit the Cianjur region in the country’s West Java province, it was reported Friday. The whereabouts of at least 24 people are still unknown and over 36,000 residents have been displaced, the authorities also said.

  • Tuesday, September 20th 2022 - 09:32 UTC

    One dead after new quake hits Mexico on most historic seismic date

    People in Mexico City had just participated in a drill marking the anniversary of the 1985 tremor that left thousands dead and “no damages” were reported in the capital

    At least one person died Monday as a 7.6-degree Richter scale earthquake hit the Mexican State of Michoacán, on the Pacific coast, 59 kilometers south of Coalcoman, on the anniversary of two previous tremors that left thousands dead in 1985 and 2017, according to a National Seismological Service report.