February 20, 2023

TURKEY: 6.3 And 5.8 Magnitude Earthquakes Massive Aftershocks Struck The Turkey-Syria Border Monday Night. More Buildings Collapsed Adding To The Astonishing Current 47,000 Death Count.

dutchsinse published February 20, 2023: Turkey struck by ANOTHER large M6.4 Earthquake -- New Location moving after warning. The warning for this earthquake was issued MULTIPLE times this week for a new M6.0+ event to strike a different location than the previous M7's and other activity.

The new M6.4 has struck approximately 90 miles South of the previous M7.8 at Gaziantep and 160 miles South of the last large M7.5 by Elbistan. I am 208 miles off on my warned location. Spot on with magnitude, time frame, and region.

Central Turkey was warned for up to M6.5 (M5.9 USGS) to strike by tomorrow. Warnings issued for the past 5 days on my youtube channel via free public videos, and via written messages on social media including my community page, and twitter.

I explained the reasoning behind the warning, and the time frame for it being until tomorrow. See the warnings here if you wish to verify: https://www.youtube.com/@dutchsinse/v... Starting on Feb 14, 2023 (6 days ago). Warning issued for a 7 day time frame.
I recommend that you follow dutchsinse on YouTube for regular worldwide earthquake and volcano activity updates. He does great work. He's very dedicated and enthusiastic. I appreciate him. (emphasis mine)
ABC News Australia published Feb 20, 2023: Türkiye-Syria border hit by new magnitude-6.3 earthquake. Another large earthquake has hit disaster-struck areas of Türkiye and Syria just two weeks after a series of devastating quakes killed tens of thousands.
KTLA News published Feb 20, 2023: Turkish-Syrian border rocked by another massive earthquake. Three people were killed and 213 were injured Turkey, with another 130 injured in Syria, after another massive earthquake hit the region Monday. Lauren Lyster reports for KTLA 5 News.
BNE IntelliNews
written by Staff
Monday February 20, 2023

There was panic on the streets of Turkey’s Hatay as a strong earthquake struck the southern province during the early evening (around 20:00 local time) of February 20 followed by a moderate quake. The new tremors, so far known to have caused the deaths of three people, came almost exactly two weeks after twin earthquakes struck Hatay, 10 other Turkish provinces and northern Syria killing tens of thousands.

Muna Al Omar told Reuters she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya, Hatay’s capital city, when the strong quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, hit. "I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet," she said, crying as she held her seven-year-old son in her arms.

The second quake was measured at 5.8.

Initial newswire reports also referred to 213 people injured and people trapped under rubble, with many instances of already damaged buildings and other structures crumbling.

The two February 6 earthquakes were of devastating magnitudes, 7.8 and 7.5, respectively. On February 19, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, AFAD, said that some 6,040 aftershocks, with 40 of a 5 to 6 magnitude and one at 6.6, have in the past two weeks hit the 11 provinces that form the quake disaster zone. For earthquakes, it should be noted that the Richter magnitude scale does not proportionally represent the strength of the earthquake in question. For instance, 7.00 magnitude is not one unit or 16% stronger than 6.00 magnitude, it is 10 times or 1,000% stronger.

The latest quakes were centred near Antakya and were felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. The first quake struck at a depth of just two km (1.2 miles), according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The relatively shallow depth might have magnified its impact at ground level.

The death toll from the earthquakes of two weeks ago, with rescue efforts now almost entirely wound down, so far stood at 41,156 in Turkey, AFAD said on February 20. Around 6,000 victims are confirmed to have died in Syria. Soon after the quakes, one expert said he feared the eventual toll across Turkey and Syria could reach as high as 180,000. Both countries are yet to give estimates of how many people are missing.

Around 345,000 apartments in Turkey are known to have been destroyed by the disaster. Some 105,794 buildings checked by Turkey’s Environment and Urbanisation Ministry were either destroyed or so badly damaged as to require demolition, the ministry said on February 19. Of these, 20,662 had collapsed.

“At least 80% of the buildings must be demolished in Antakya,” Lutfu Savas, the mayor of Hatay province—which suffered around 21,000 deaths in the earthquakes of two weeks ago, more than half of the total number of the confirmed fatalities in Turkey—told broadcaster HaberTurk on February 19.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to face a backlash over decades of shoddy building standards that left so many buildings in Turkey vulnerable to the earthquake tremors.

Even some so-called “earthquake-proof” luxury housing complexes were toppled by the earthquakes. But there are examples in Turkey of towns built according to earthquake-resistance construction codes, which have withstood major tremors while settlements around them have collapsed.

Opposition politicians have complained of deference to Erdogan slowing the earthquake rescue.

Among February 6 earthquake survivors are around 356,000 pregnant women who urgently need access to health services, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) has said. They comprise of 226,000 women in Turkey and 130,000 in Syria, around 38,800 of whom will deliver in the next month. Many are sheltering in camps or are exposed to freezing temperatures and are struggling to get food or clean water.

Deep anxieties in Istanbul—which experts have long said is highly vulnerable to the possibility of a massive earthquake—have been reignited among the city’s 16mn-strong population by the disaster.

Hours before the latest earthquake, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on a visit to Turkey that Washington would help "for as long as it takes" as rescue operations in the wake of the February 6 earthquakes and their aftershocks were reduced to just a handful of cases with some hope. The focus was turning to urgent shelter and reconstruction work.

Reuters News
written by Ali Kucukgocmen and Ali Kucukgocmen
Monday February 20, 2023

ANTAKYA, Turkey - Another earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, just two weeks after the area was devastated by a larger quake that killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

Monday's quake, this time with a magnitude of 6.4, was centred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.

It struck at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

Hatay Mayor Lutfu Savas told HaberTurk broadcaster that he had received reports about some people stuck under rubble after the latest quake. Three people were killed and more than 200 injured, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

In Samandag, where the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority AFAD reported one person dead, residents said more buildings collapsed but most of the town had already fled after the initial earthquakes. Mounds of debris and discarded furniture lined the dark, abandoned streets.

Muna Al Omar said she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the ground started heaving again.

"I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet," she said, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms.

Hours earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on a visit to Turkey that Washington would help "for as long as it takes" as rescue operations in the wake of the Feb. 6 earthquake and its aftershocks were winding down, and focus turned to toward urgent shelter and reconstruction work.
What about Americans who are in dire need of help? My gosh! Biden and the Democrats don't give a shit about Americans. They're destroying our economy and not even helping the people who live in East Palestine, Ohio who are suffering from the aftermath of the castrophic toxic chemical man-made atomic explosion that is poisoning the atmosphere and the ground in East Palestine AND BEYOND. (emphasis mine)

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