M5.7 Turkey-Iran Earthquake Kills at Least 8 and Injures 30 – Major Infrastructure Collapse in Both Countries

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At least 8 dead have been killed following a M5.7 earthquake in Turkey’s Van province on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

More than 30 others have been injured by the strong quake in Turkey as well as in neighboring Iran. Many more are believed to be still buried under collapsed buildings.

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Earthquake map of M5.7 tremor that killed 8 in Turkey and Iran on February 23 2020. Map via USGS

The M5.7 earthquake struck the Turkey-Iran border region at a very shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles) and affected at least 43 villages in Turkey and in Iran.

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The M5.7 earthquake hits and kills at least 8 people in the eastern part of Turkey. Map via Al Jazeera

Some 1,066 buildings collapsed in the shallow tremor whose epicenter was 25km SE of Saray, Turkey, a rural and moutainous area well-known for strong earthquakes.

Although not a densely populated area, 8 dead (3 children and 5 adults), 30 injured and heavy infrastructure damages have already been reported in Turkey.

And officials suggest there will be more casualities and damages as many homes have collapsed during the early quake.

The earthquake was also widely felt in Iran. However, officials haven’t reported any deaths right now.

This could change as many injured have been brought to nearby hospitals and some villages have suffered 100% damage.

Emergency teams currently dig through rubble in nearby villages.

Although not located along the ring of fire, Iran and Turkey are among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

A month ago, a shallow M6.7 earthquake in eastern Turkey killed more than 40 people. More earthquake news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [USGS, AlJazeera]

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Wow….Earthquakes all over the world, weather gone crazy, locust swarms, flooding, fires, wars and rumors of wars, pestilences, etc. Did I just wake up in the book of Revelation or what?

    • And all just since New Year’s as well. Things would accelerate as the Bible stated and it’s quite a spiritual experience to witness it all live and in color.

      Please Lord Jesus take your Church up I pray!

    • Sure looks like we’re getting close to the time of troubles, the final countdown. It’s only going to get worse before it gets better.

  2. Well there was also 24 after shocks the biggest was 6.0 i do not want any credits. More 5.6 to 8 plus we will see till March 03 2020. Same bad weathers volcanoes and 10 plagues that are now bringing mankind to its knees. Iran new 3 dead of COVOID 19 and Tehran universities and malls are closed with other major cities as well. Total Martial Law is happening in Iran with next week. Cases of corona virus is seen in many other cities as well . Iran will be under total lock down soon. Foods vegetables and yogurts and masks, soap, clean your hands with gel cleaners , all are gone. Iran will be second China. Kuwait and Iraq also closed border lines with Iran and sea air shortly. Only issue is this when no medicine exists people will die at higher rares. Please i ask you all to buy foods cans, fish, and toilet papers, chlorine tablets so kills the virus other wise you can get from by just sitting over toilet. Many parts of Northwest if Iran earthquake hits no electric not water.We ask other villages go find them and help them with food, blankets, and pampers. IRGC will not do anything?

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