7.8 EARTHQUAKE HITS TURKEY: At Least 1,600 Feared Dead in Worst Quake of Last 100 Years

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.06.23

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.

Biden tweeted a message of solidarity on Monday.

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