Thousands of people are feared dead in what’s being described as one of the worst earthquakes to hit Turkey in the last 100 years; it was a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
From The Dialy Wire:
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck shortly after 4 am was one of the strongest to hit Turkey over the last hundred years, leading to scores of buildings and homes being flattened into rubble. Later in the afternoon, a 7.5-magnitude shaker hit the southeastern part of the country.
More than 1,600 people reportedly died after the quakes rocked the region, sending tremors as far away as Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Egypt.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) noted the affected population resides in structures that are extremely vulnerable to earthquake shaking. The report said that “high casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread.”
According to the USGS’s early estimates, there is a 47% chance of that the earthquake will have killed between 1,000 to 10,000 people and a 20% chance of that the earthquake could have killed between 10,000 and 100,000.
Scenes from the ground are being shared via Twitter by citizens and people here in the U.S.
Devastating scenes from Turkey today. Life is so fragile. 💔
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) February 6, 2023
Praying for Turkey and other countries suffering through deadly earthquakes.
Thousands are feared dead. https://t.co/uFzQvDeN82
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 6, 2023
More than 1,600 people have been killed in Turkey and Syria, where two powerful earthquakes and dozens of aftershocks collapsed thousands of buildings. The death toll is likely to keep rising.https://t.co/AyB8HNjZkf pic.twitter.com/NsqGZmBNkE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 6, 2023
— Sözcü (@gazetesozcu) February 6, 2023
— JournoTurk (@journoturk) February 6, 2023
Biden tweeted a message of solidarity on Monday.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria. I have directed my team to continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with Turkiye and provide any and all needed assistance.
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 6, 2023