Turkey’s Earthquake

Why the aftermath of the disaster is truly seismic.

When world events occur that alter the lives of millions of people, reporters often use the term “geopolitical earthquake” to describe them. Such an earthquake began in the early hours of February 6. In this case, it was also literal.

Within 24 hours, three quakes of magnitude 7.8, 7.7 and 6.0 shook the Turkish city of Gaziantep, which has a metropolitan area of over 2 million people. People as far away as Cyprus and Lebanon felt the tremors.

Read more at “The Impact of Turkey’s Earthquake”

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