Turkey Earthquake



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McKenna Sosnowski, News Opinion and Sports Editor

On Monday, February 6th, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the countries of Turkey and Syria and the death toll has now surpassed 21,000 people. This earthquake has now entered the top 10 of the most deadliest earthquakes in the past 20 years according to CNN. While the countries have also been struggling to try to find any survivors under the rubble, there is also now a cold front coming through, according to the World Health Organization, that could make the finding of more survivors even more difficult. As of February 13, 2023, the death toll is now 36,000 lives unfortunately lost. With how strong this earthquake was, some people in Orlando Florida, are saying they felt their own little earthquake just a few short hours later.  According to CNN, “Turkish authorities have arrested a number of property developers blamed for building collapses as public anger over the quake response grows.” It has been one week now since the devastating earthquake hit and many resources have been estimating the damage will cost about $84.1 billion to repair what was lost.