Posts Tagged ‘quake’

Morocco to spend $11.7bn on five-year post-quake reconstruction plan

Morocco plans to spend at least 120 billion dirhams ($11.7 billion) in a post-earthquake reconstruction plan over the next five years, the royal palace said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck on 8 September, killing more than 2,900 people, mostly in the hard-to-reach villages of the High Atlas Mountains. The plan would […]

Over 1,000 killed in powerful quake in Morocco

At least 1,037 people were killed and 1,204 others injured following a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco, the country’s Interior Ministry said Saturday, Anadolu reports. The injuries include 721 cases in critical conditions. Fatalities from the magnitude 7.0 quake occurred in various regions, including Al Haouz and Marrakesh provinces, as well as the cities of […]

Over 600 killed in powerful quake in Morocco

Over 600 people were killed and hundreds more sustained injuries following a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco, the country’s Interior Ministry said Saturday. Fatalities from the magnitude 7.0 quake occurred in various regions, including Al Haouz and Marrakesh provinces, as well as the cities of Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant, Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces wrote […]

New Deadly Quake Hits Turkey, Toppling More Buildings

Officials say a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in southern Turkey killed at least one person, just weeks after a catastrophic temblor devastated the region. Source

1 killed after magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkiye eastern Malatya province

At least one person was killed after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkiye's eastern Malatya province on Monday, weeks after two massive tremors shook the region, according to the country's Disaster Management Agency, Anadolu News Agency reports. Some 69 others were also injured, Yunus Sezer, head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) told […]

New Turkey Quake Kills 1 Person, Flattens More Buildings

OSMANIYE, Turkey—An earthquake shook southeast Turkey on Monday, killing one person, injuring 110, and causing 29 buildings to collapse, Turkish authorities said, triggering frantic work to rescue several people believed trapped in rubble. The latest aftershock, with a magnitude of 5.6 and depth of 6.15 km, hit three weeks after a massive quake that killed […]

Indonesia field hospital treats over 2,000 people in quake-hit Turkiye

Physicians and paramedical staff from Indonesia have treated over 2,000 people in earthquake-hit Turkiye, an official from the country said on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Dr. Corona Rintawan, deputy Head of Indonesian Field Hospital, said in a written statement that around 70 per cent of patients, who were treated by the Indonesian emergency medical […]

Besiktas fans throw toys on pitch for quake victims

Turkiye earthquake: Rescuer adopts cat he pulled from rubble Source

‘How can that be?’ – Man sticks to vigil after hunt for relatives in Turkiye quake ruins called off

More than two weeks after huge earthquakes devastated Turkiye's Antakya, Mustafa Kazzaz was camped near the rubble of his family's building, refusing to move even after the search for the bodies of his father, brother and sister had ended. "They worked and worked. They dug out the whole building," he said, sitting alone in darkness […]

Quake inflicts no harm to historical sites in Fars

TEHRAN –A medium-sized 5.3 magnitude earthquake that struck southern province of Fars on Wednesday morning caused no damage to historical sites across the province, the provincial tourism chief has said.  Source

New Quake Hits Battered Turkey, Syria; 3 Dead, Hundreds Hurt

Monday’s earthquake was centered in Defne, a town in Turkey’s Hatay province, one the worst-hit regions in the magnitude 7.8 quake that struck on Feb. 6. Source

Jordan to accelerate aid delivery to quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

Jordan plans to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the victims of two deadly earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria. “The Jordan Hashemite charity organization is preparing 14 aid trucks to be sent to Syria,” the organization’s secretary-general, Hussein al-Shebli, said on Saturday. “A plane loaded with humanitarian aid will also be flown to Turkiye […]

Palestinians launch new donation campaign for quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

Palestinians staged a new donation campaign on Saturday for the victims of two deadly earthquakes that killed thousands in Turkiye and Syria, Anadolu reports. The campaign “is a humanitarian message to our people in Syria and Turkiye,” Abdo Idris, the head of the Hebron Chamber of Commerce, told Anadolu. He said the chamber, an organizer […]

Hopeful waiting continues in quake-hit Turkiye

READ: Turkiye police detains 12 over poor quality of housing collapsed in earthquake Source

Iran sends more aid to quake-hit Turkey

TEHRAN – Iran has dispatched two more planes carrying humanitarian aid to quake-stricken Turkey, IRIB reported citing the Turkish TRT website. Source

Turkey Detains Building Contractors As Quake Deaths Pass 33,000

Authorities said more than 92,600 other people were injured in the disaster. Source

Greek Foreign Minister visits quake-hit Turkiye

READ: Turkiye police detains 12 over poor quality of housing collapsed in earthquake Source

Saudi Arabia downplays geologist’s warning of Red Sea quake 

Saudi Arabian authorities have dismissed predictions about a potential quake in the Red Sea by a prominent Saudi geologist as "personal opinions." The warning followed last week's powerful earthquake which struck parts of Turkiye and Syria, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. On Friday, head Saudi geologist, Abdul Aziz bin Laboun, in a phone […]

Survivors Still Being Found As Turkey-Syria Quake Death Toll Tops 28,000

Turkish President Recep Tayypi Erdogan referred to the quake as the “disaster of the century.” Source

Turkiye quake and other major natural disasters this century

Reuters On Monday, two massive earthquakes, just hours apart, which devastated cities and towns across a huge swathe of southern Turkiye and north-west Syria, are rapidly becoming one of the worst disasters this century, with the death toll already more than 16,000. Below is a list of some of the biggest natural disasters in the 21st century: Indian Ocean […]

73-member Palestine team heads to Turkiye, Syria for quake relief

A 73-member Palestinian team departed for Turkiye and Syria on Thursday to help out in the ongoing quake relief efforts, Anadolu News Agency reports. The team, which includes rescuers, doctors and first-aid providers from the Palestine Red Crescent Society, will split into two groups, with one heading to Turkiye and the other to Syria. “Palestine […]

Turkish Leader Acknowledges ‘Shortcomings’ In Quake Response

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — The president of Turkey on Wednesday acknowledged “shortcomings” in his country’s response to the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade as hope dwindled that more survivors would emerge from the rubble of thousands of toppled buildings. With the confirmed death toll approaching 12,000, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the […]

Erdogan declares state of emergency for Turkey’s quake zone

President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday declared a disaster zone for the 10 provinces affected by the devastating earthquakes in southern Turkey, imposing a state of emergency in the region for three months. In a speech, Erdogan said that 70 countries had offered help in search and rescue operations and that Turkey planned to open up… […]

Raisi holds talks to his Syrian, Turkish counterparts over the quake

TEHRAN- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held two separate phone conversations with his Syrian and Turkish counterparts, Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan respectively, on Tuesday. Source

Iran FM vows to help quake-hit Syria, Turkey

TEHRAN- Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the Foreign Minister of Iran, on Monday reassured his Turkish and Syrian counterparts that Iran will support the two Muslim countries following a horrific earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives. Source

“Shocking Aerial Footage” – Turkey-Syria Quake

“Shocking Aerial Footage” – 3,000 Dead So Far In Turkey-Syria Quake, 1,000s Of Buildings Collapsed by Tyler Durden Monday, Feb 06, 2023 Update (1506ET): The death toll across Turkey and Syria has surpassed 3,000 people and could spark a humanitarian crisis in that area of the world, according to NYTimes.  About 10,000 rescuers had been […]

Turkey-Syria Quake Death Toll Could Top 20,000, WHO Official Says

The official said injuries and fatalities linked to severe earthquakes often rise “significantly” in the week after the disaster. Source

Aid Workers, Rescuers Rush To Turkey And Syria After Deadly Quake

Here is an ongoing list of countries dispatching aid, personnel and equipment to help rescue efforts after a quake killed thousands in the region. Source

Quake Prediction Says “Signal Just Hit,” Warns Of Potential Big Earthquake From San Francisco To LA

Quake Prediction Says “Signal Just Hit,” Warns Of Potential Big Earthquake From San Francisco To LA by Tyler Durden Monday, Jan 02, 2023  An earthquake rattled parts of Northern California on Sunday for the second time in two weeks. The 5.4-magnitude quake was centered about 30 miles south of Eureka. On Dec. 20, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake […]

Earthquakes shake Liechtenstein parliament during quake insurance debate

In the middle of a debate in Liechtenstein’s Landtag on Thursday afternoon, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was felt — just as the MPs discussed whether the small European nation needs to mandate insurance in the event of quakes. Video footage published by the Landtag shows how two tremors were felt in the building within a matter […]

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