“Horrible Scenes” – 1900 Dead So Far In Turkey-Syria Quake, 1000s of Buildings Collapsed ZeroHedge

Update (0956ET): 

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake followed by a powerful 7.8 tremor in Turkey has caused 1,900 deaths so far across southeast Turkey and Syria. About 1,121 deaths were reported in Turkey, while 783 died in Syria.

More than 2,830 buildings have been destroyed, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said. 

President Biden has pledged aid for Turkey and Syria:

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

The United States Geological Survey estimated upwards of 10,000 deaths from the twin quakes. 

Here’s more shocking footage of the earthquake’s aftermath. 

#URGENTE Asciende a 2.281 muertos por el terremoto. 1.498 en Turquia 783 en Siria#RochexRB27 #earthquake #Sismo #Temblor #Turkey pic.twitter.com/jnXaLEkikX

— Rochex Rababel Robinson Bonilla (@RochexRB27) February 6, 2023

Antakya is pretty grim #TurkeyQuake pic.twitter.com/oFme2V8ROJ

— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) February 6, 2023

Footage of the earthquake aftermath shows where everything almost collapsed in an industrial and business area of Antakya, Turkey. pic.twitter.com/HVi2issbMI

— Blackrussian (@Blackrussiantv) February 6, 2023

The birds knew… 

Animals and Birds are more smarter than human. They could sense the danger much before humans. In #Turkey, strange behavior was observed in birds just before the earthquake.#deprem #afaddeprem #hataydeprem #Mersin #Adana #Gaziantep #Nurdağı #Kahramanmaraş #Turquia #DepremiOldu pic.twitter.com/SHGFiGezYN

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) February 6, 2023

At least one quake was felt in North America. 

Watch the waves from the M7.8 earthquake in Turkey roll across seismic stations in North America. pic.twitter.com/vfbecEwsR1

— EarthScope Consortium (@EarthScope_sci) February 6, 2023

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A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Turkey early Monday, killing at least 1,400 people in the country and neighboring Syria. There are reports of another quake, registering 7.5-magnitude in the country’s southeast less than 12 hours from the first. 

The first quake was felt as far away as Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon — occurred in Kahramanmaras province, north of Gaziantep, near the Syrian border. Most of the damage is in southern Turkey and northern Syria. 

The first quake was so powerful that buildings hundreds of miles away swayed in Israel. The second quake, a 7.5-magnitude, struck Kahramanmaras province just moments ago. 

Turkey reports a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaras — the second high-magnitude quake to hit the country in less than 12 hours https://t.co/Z8O7KdamMM pic.twitter.com/ycWUJ6icjB

— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) February 6, 2023

As the dust settles and daylight emerges, footage of the earthquake’s aftermath is shocking. 

Turkey #earthquake #Turkey #HelpTurkey pic.twitter.com/pWo9sP4LKe

— payiz (@payiz_zivistan) February 6, 2023

Shocking and tragic video of the powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria border areas on Monday morning killing at least 1200 people and injuring thousands more. pic.twitter.com/q3hDHN2DQX

— Ali Younes (@Ali_reports) February 6, 2023

Horrible scenes keep coming!!!#deprem #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake #earthquake #DEPREMOLDU #Adana #Kahramanmaras #sanliurfa #ACİL #Osmaniye #Hatay #BREAKING #SONDAKIKA #Tsunami #PrayForTurkey #Gaziantep#nurdagi #HAARP #Turkiye #Turquia #Turchia pic.twitter.com/qT50STjDIW

[email protected] (@gaganraj2010gm1) February 6, 2023

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey, Syria, Jordan And Lebanon… The Level Of Destruction Caused By The Earthquake In Turkey Makes It Look Like A War Zone And Declares Emergency… PRAY FOR TURKEY …#TurkeyEarthquake #Turkey #TurkeyQuake #turkeyearthquake2023 pic.twitter.com/UbtDcfBr0y

— Pravesh Shahid (@huissail) February 6, 2023

Catastrophic scenes from Kahramanmaras, Turkey as hundreds of building can be seen destroyed throughout the city. pic.twitter.com/wyb9enaiRy

— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) February 6, 2023

I am very sad for my country right now, there was an earthquake of 7.4 magnitude in 7 cities. More than 1710 buildings were destroyed, more than 200 dead. I request you to spread this sad disaster in Turkey. You can share it on your social media accounts. pic.twitter.com/XdbCiTB9MA

— 𝓬𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓮𝓵𝓪 (@namjinmyheart) February 6, 2023

More buildings are collapsing in southern cities of #Turkey. Entire building collapses in #Malatya, due to aftershocks. pic.twitter.com/4Yq1k5fpLZ

— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) February 6, 2023

Catastrophic scenes from Kahramanmaras, #Turkey as hundreds of building can be seen destroyed throughout the city. pic.twitter.com/tqaAAoFhKI

— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) February 6, 2023

Okan Tuysuz, a professor of geology at Istanbul Technical University, told Bloomberg that the quake was the “strongest earthquake in Turkey since 1939.” He said one of the world’s most active seismic zones runs through the country. 

The devastation is so bad that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, and 45 countries offer assistance to Turkey. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on state television that nearly 3,000 buildings were destroyed. 

So far, reports in the southern part of the country show the port of Iskenderun was damaged. Cracks were found in airport runways in that part of the country. 

Turkish state-run pipeline operator Botas said no leaks were detected in crude oil pipelines in Turkey’s south. These critical pipelines connect Turkey with vast oil fields in Iraq and Azerbaijan. 

In financial markets, Turkish stocks plunged. The country’s stock exchange banned short selling. Here’s a Bloomberg market update: 

As rescue efforts are underway, the United States Geological Survey warned the powerful quake could result in as many as 10,000 deaths.

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