Satellite Pics From Turkey Before And After Massive Earthquake


Turkey: Entire city blocks were turned into ruins and major towns into rubbles, showed satellite images after a powerful earthquake that killed over 15,000 people in Turkey and Syria this week. The southern city of Antakya and Kahramanmaras were among the worst-affected regions where several high-rise buildingsc ollapsed.


Collapsed buildings and emergency shelters in a stadium in Kahramanmaras.

The first earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit on Monday near Gaziantep, a Turkish city of about two million people, followed by a 7.5 magnitude tremor and several aftershocks. The tremors were felt as far away as Greenland, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said.


Antakya is among the worst-affected regions where several high-rise buildings collapsed.


Emergency tents set up in Osmaniye city of Turkey.

The death count has reached 15,383, including 12,391 in Turkey and 2,992 in war-ravaged Syria, and is expected to rise as rescue operations are still on.

Congested roads and emergency shelters in Kahramanmaras.


The stretches between Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep witnessed the heaviest destruction with entire city blocks lying in rubbles. Turkey pegged its building collapses at nearly 3,000 in seven provinces, which includes public hospitals. A historic mosque dating back to the 13th century also partially collapsed.

Up to 23 million people could be affected due to quake, said the World Health Organization (WHO), adding that 77 national and 13 international emergency medical teams were being deployed in the affected areas.



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