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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

1,200 dead after several large earthquakes in Turkey

Over 1,200 people are dead in Turkey and Syria after a series of large earthquakes struck Turkey. Rescue efforts continue.

The earthquakes caused several buildings to collapse including a hospital. In total 2,818 buildings have collapsed.

The first earthquake measured 7.8 and there were aftershocks including a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says this is the worst disaster since 1939.

The original earthquake struck 26 km east of Nurdağı, Turkey at a depth of 17.9 km.


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