Catastrophic tornado damage is seen near Houston Wednesday morning.
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A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,900 people. Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area. Buildings were reduced to piles of pancaked floors, and major aftershocks or new quakes, including one nearly as strong as the first, continued to rattle the region.
Videos from Turkey show collapsed buildings and rubble in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed at least 98
Officials fear a significant number of casualties will be discovered as a result of the earthquake, which was followed by a 6.7 aftershock.
(Bloomberg) -- Most Read from BloombergTwin Earthquakes Kill More Than 1,000 in Turkey and SyriaChina Moves From Contrite to Confrontational Over US BalloonUS Moves to Recover Chinese Balloon While Weighing RetaliationF-22 Makes First Air-to-Air Strike in Chinese Balloon TakedownDell to Cut About 6,650 Jobs, Battered by Plunging PC SalesSome of the most powerful Middle East earthquakes in decades killed more than 1,000 people in Turkey and Syria on Monday and forced a halt in crude oil flows to
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STORY: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing about 300 people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapsed across the region, triggering searches for survivors in the rubble.The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.
- ABC News
More than 1,200 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, officials said. The pre-dawn quake was centered in the town of Pazarcik in Turkey's southeastern Kahramanmaras province and was followed by several powerful aftershocks. Both Turkey and Syria have declared a state of emergency.
- The Telegraph
A second earthquake has struck Turkey just hours after a massive 7.8 magnitude tremor struck the same region, killing more than 1,500 people.
- ABC News
Local officials in East Palestine, Ohio, have ordered roughly 2,000 residents, about half the town's population, to evacuate their homes after a Norfolk Southern train derailed and caught fire. Gov. Mike DeWine urged all residents living within a mile of the derailment to evacuate "immediately" Sunday night, "due to the potential of a major explosion." East Palestine: Residents living within a mile of the train derailment site who have not yet left their homes are asked to immediately evacuate due to the potential of a major explosion.
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STORY: Ahaber/Anews reporter Yuksel Akalan was reporting on the earthquake when the shockwave struck, covering people and the street in dust. The reporter helped evacuating the area and assisted a young girl.The death toll in a powerful earthquake in southern Turkey on Monday has risen to at least 1,014, with more than 2,800 buildings destroyed, the head of the disaster and emergencies management agency (AFAD) Yunus Sezer said.This is the country's largest disaster since 1939, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told reporters.
"I have never felt anything like it in the 40 years I've lived," said Erdem, a resident of the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the quake's epicentre, who declined to give his surname. Turkey's disaster agency said 76 people had been killed, and 440 hurt, as authorities scrambled rescue teams and supply aircraft to the affected area, while declaring a "level 4 alarm" that calls for international assistance. Syrian state media said more than 100 people were killed and dozens injured there, most in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia, where numerous buildings had been brought down.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that 45 countries had offered help with search and rescue efforts. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said Germany's federal civil protection agency could provide camps with emergency shelters and water treatment units and that it was already preparing relief supplies with emergency generators, tents and blankets, in coordination with the Turkish authorities. WHO chief Tedros said its network of emergency medical teams has been activated to provide essential health care for the injured and most vulnerable affected by the earthquake.
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Hundreds of people have been killed in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday morning. (Feb. 6)
President Vladimir Putin offered Russian assistance on Monday to Syria and Turkey after a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 killed more than 500 people and injured thousands in the two countries. Russia has strong relations with both Syria and Turkey: Putin backed President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war and has a strong rapport with President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, a NATO member which has sought to mediate in the Ukraine war.
A huge earthquake killed about 1,700 people and injured thousands more on Monday in central Turkey and northwest Syria, flattening apartment blocks and heaping more destruction on Syrian cities already devastated by years of war. The magnitude 7.8 quake, which hit before sunrise in bitter winter weather, was the worst to strike Turkey this century. It was not immediately clear how much damage had been done by the second quake, which like the first was felt across the region and endangered rescuers struggling to pull casualties from the rubble, often using their bare hands to remove masonry.
The U.S. pledged to provide “any and all” assistance needed to the region as rescue efforts began.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a disaster declaration on Saturday for seven counties, including Austin, that were hit particularly hard by last week’s winter storm. “Through this disaster declaration, we will be able to provide additional assistance to Texans and communities who have experienced property damage and localized power outages from this ice storm,”…
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STORY: More than 100 people were killed and over 200 injured in the Syrian regions of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, state news agency (SANA) said, in an earthquake that also shook southern Turkey, killing at least 76 there.Syrian civil defense in rebel-held northwestern Idlib said the quake killed tens of people and injured hundreds in the areas where it operates.
Central Turkey and northwestern Syria were hit by a massive earthquake in the early hours of Monday (Feb. 6).
More than 200 people have been reported dead and hundreds more injured after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Turkey, causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
- Associated Press
The death toll is rising from a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southeast Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday. The World Health Organization says it is helping a massive international effort to support Turkey and Syria deal with devastating earthquake damage and is in contact with Turkish authorities. Kluge wrote in a tweet, “Amid the devastation wrought by today’s earthquake in Turkey ‒ a WHO Europe member state ‒ and Syria, deep condolences to all affected communities."
"There is an earthquake," one man said to his family. "At least let's die together in the same place."