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Turks ask how a boom town came crashing down in quake

Ibrahim Kurt helps salvage belongings from a collapsed home in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Nurdagi, Turkey, March 5, 2023. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Nurdagi, Turkey Reuters Almost every apartment tower in Nurdagi collapsed or was shattered beyond repair in last month’s earthquake in Turkey – and people are now asking if a building boom in the town in recent decades may have to led to the deaths of thousands of residents. The town’s population swelled in recent years to […]

Explainer: Why was the Turkey-Syria earthquake so bad?

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London, UKReuters The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday is likely to be one of the deadliest this decade, seismologists said, with a more than 100 kilometre rupture between the Anatolian and Arabian plates.  Here is what scientists said happened beneath the earth’s surface and what to expect in the aftermath:  […]