• - Powerful quake - housing not required to be earthquake-proof (despite MANY past earthquakes with MANY events of hundreds of deaths). *** This might be a consequence of the low standard of living. Perhaps "the common man" can't afford earthquake-proof housing. Yet devastatingly deadly earthquakes hit Turkey every few years (very rough guesstimate: about once every one or two decades). *** By way of comparison, Japan has the most earthquakes of any nation...but has building codes that require all buildings to be earthquake proof, and apparently the earthquaking proofing requirements standards are strict enough that the most devastating earthquakes there kill perhaps a couple dozen people *** But it might not be a fair comparison. It might be that Turkey has (every couple of decades or whatever) a much more powerful earthquake than you would ever expect to get in Japan. *** The thousands of deaths is shocking to me...that is: the numbers are astounding. Hundreds of deaths due to a single earthquake - that's not at all unusual for Turkey, not if you been kicking around for 60 or more years.
    • notyouraveragedummy
      I think that you've covered the subject very well. In the videos, the crumbled buildings look like very old style construction.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐, thanks for sharing! In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake impacted the East Coast of Japan. It killed more than 18,000 people after triggering a 23-foot tsunami. The latest news, the death toll in Turkey and Syria has surpassed 11,000 with tens of thousands of others injured. I asked the question on 2/7/2023. The death toll is climbing fast.
      Not the earthquake itself, but - rather - the resulting tsunami. Maybe you should have considered that before commenting.Or...maybe you should have just read my answer regarding the relative safety of Japanese earthquake-proofed against earthquakes, not tsunamis.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐, you don't want to get in it with me. I don't see why you're being grumpy. It must be your old age. You know very well I'll give you a verbal pounding as usual. What I'm doing in this subject is sharing the latest news, but since you seem to want to argue, history doesn't change the FACT that in 2011 - Japan experienced the strongest earthquake in its recorded history. It is what I'm going by. Quote: " the earthquake itself, but - rather - the resulting tsunami." Uhh, there wouldn't be a tsunami if it weren't for the Tohoku earthquake, which caused the tsunami in Japan. Maybe you should have thought of what caused the tsunami before you found yourself in a mess. *Facepalm*
      You never fail to amuse. And you always fail.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐, fail? Think again. I agree with Turkey's low standard of living and Japan's frequent earthquakes as you said. But you didn't say anything about the 2011 tsunami in Japan that followed afterwards in your answer, (as I knew the tsunami should have been covered) to get into more details, how Turkey is prone to earthquakes or Turkey's high propensity for earthquakes is (due to), its location at the crossroads of 3 different tectonic plates. See what I mean how you only get yourself in a mess? LOL *Double Facepalm*
  • Huge quake and many old and unreinforced buildings falling apart.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Thanks for sharing!
  • 2/15/2023, the latest news on the Turkey-Syria earthquake: the death toll has topped 41,000.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      2/20/2023, 47,000.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      3/4/2023, 53,000.

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