A series of large and devastating earthquakes has thrown parts of the Middle East into turmoil. On Monday, Syria and Turkey were rocked by one of the worst natural disasters to hit neighboring countries in recent years and one of the worst earthquake events in the past decade.
As of TuesdayThe deaths are known in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the previous day. The quake was just the beginning of the latest incident, with another 5.7-magnitude quake on Tuesday, with hundreds of aftershocks in between. Photographs and videos of people on the ground show widespread debris from the collapsed building and countless people being rescued from debris.
The death toll continues to climb, leaving Syria and Turkey victims of one of the deadliest earthquake disasters in recent history. Other deadly earthquakes in the last decade are:
Syria and Turkey – at least 7,000
Tens of thousands have been injured in Syria and Turkey, and thousands more bodies have been recovered since Monday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake. The worst-hit countries are known to have the “largest refugee population in the world,” according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Turkey hosts more than 3.5 million of her refugees seeking safety from the Syrian civil war.
At least 1.7 million people living there are Syrian refugees, 10 Turkish provinces have been affected by the earthquake. Syria has over 6.8 million internally displaced people and her 60,000 Palestinian refugees.
Afghanistan – 1,100
June 22, 2022,It hit Khost and Paktika provinces in eastern Afghanistan. After the disaster, Muhammad Amin Hafiza, the head of information and culture in the hard-hit Paktika province, told CBS News that “several families have completely disappeared” in his province. It was the worst earthquake to hit the country in 20 years and was made worse two days later when a magnitude 4.2 aftershock hit nearly the same spot, claiming at least five more lives.
Haiti – 2,200
Saturday morning in Haiti quickly turned into chaos when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck on August 14, 2021hit the area. Initial reports indicated hundreds had been killed, but in just over a week, more than 20 people were found dead. had been killed. Thousands more were injured and nearly 53,000 homes were destroyed.
Indonesia – 4,300
Indonesia’s devastation in 2018 was largely due to the tsunami trigger. September 28th of that year, At least 4,340 people died According to NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information, at least 1,200 people were affected by the earthquake and its violent aftermath, including a tsunami that struck at least 1,200 people.A 10-foot high tsunami and several strong aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, occurred off the coast of Sulawesi.It is estimated that
Nepal – 8,800
The worst earthquake in the last decade wasA magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck that day, the worst to hit the country in more than 80 years, felt in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan, and was strong enough to trigger an avalanche on Mount Everest.there were including a magnitude 7.3 one that occurred almost three weeks later.
is more than 8,800 died According to the United Nations, in natural disasters.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria-turkey-earthquakes-that-killed-thousands-among-worst-since-2013-here-are-the-others/ The earthquake that killed thousands in Syria and Turkey is one of the worst in the last decade. Click here for more.