Tag: Earthquake

4.8 magnitude earthquake confirmed in New Jersey shakes New York City

4.8 magnitude earthquake confirmed in New Jersey shakes New York City

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake confirmed in New Jersey that shook residents in surrounding states and New York City on Friday morning was one of the strongest in state history. The epicenter was about 5 miles north of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, just 45 miles away from New York City. Around 10:23 a.m. Friday, residents reported rattling furniture and […]

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years leaves 10 killed, over 1000 injured

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years leaves 10 killed, over 1000 injured

At least 10 people were killed, and 1,067 people were injured in the aftermath of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake Taiwan’s northern Hualien County on Wednesday, according to Taiwan’s National Fire Agency (NFA). This is the strongest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. Rescue efforts have been in full effect since early Wednesday morning. Taiwan’s NFA says […]

Turkey Rocked by 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake 2 Weeks After Temblors Killed More Than 41,000

Turkey Rocked by 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake 2 Weeks After Temblors Killed More Than 41,000

On Monday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s Hatay province, just two weeks after the area was devastated by massive temblors and a series of strong aftershocks, injuring or trapping people inside already-damaged buildings.Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said three people were killed and 213 injured. Workers with an aid group in Syria said people even jumped from buildings in a panic.

Ghana Soccer Player Christian Atsu Dies in Turkey Earthquake

Ghana Soccer Player Christian Atsu Dies in Turkey Earthquake

The earthquake in Turkey claimed the life of Christian Atsu, a forward for Ghana who also played for Newcastle and Chelsea in the Premier League. He was 31.
In the city of Antakya, Hatay Province, search teams discovered Atsu’s body in the wreckage of a luxurious 12-story building where he had been residing, according to his manager on Saturday.
“Atsu’s lifeless body was found under the rubble. At the moment, his belongings are still being removed,” manager Murat Uzunmehmet told private news agency DHA.

Earthquake in Syria: When Politics Overrides Humanity

Earthquake in Syria: When Politics Overrides Humanity

he rare earthquakes of magnitudes 7.8 and 7.5 caused a lot of damage and danger to the people living in the area.
Natural disasters happen everywhere, but what makes the situation in the Middle East crucial is how politics overrides humanity.
Syria has been suffering for decades with the civil war. On top of that, North Syria is controlled by Russian president, Putin, which causes a sanction on Syria.

Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey: What We Know So Far

Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey: What We Know So Far

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 rattled Turkey and Syria early Monday morning. A few hours later, another earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck the region. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed and more than 6,600 buildings have been destroyed as a result of the quakes. The freezing temperatures are now posing a threat to the homeless survivors. Collapsing buildings and scattered rubble were captured in dramatic social media videos. It was the worst disaster in decades for Turkey, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in California Leaves 70,000 Citizens Without Power

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in California Leaves 70,000 Citizens Without Power

Tuesday night turned into a real life nightmare in California as a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the coast. The tremors caused a major water main break, shaking houses off their foundations and leaving the citizens of Rio Dell with no water or power. The U.S. geological survey said that the earthquake struck the northern coast of California at about 2:34 a. m. local time. Preliminary data placed the center of the quake along the Pacific Coast about 7.5 miles away from Ferndale, California.

Magnitude-5.6 Earthquake Leaves Over 250 Dead in Indonesia

Magnitude-5.6 Earthquake Leaves Over 250 Dead in Indonesia

On Monday afternoon (Nov. 21), a magnitude-5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Java province, killing at least 268 people, many of them schoolchildren, with 151 still missing among the rubble. The death toll is expected to rise. Intensive search and rescue efforts are currently underway across the affected areas.

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