Japan earthquake hit hokkaido island magnitude 5 1 earthquake2 min read
Tokyo. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan’s Hokkaido island on Monday. News agency Reuters gave this information. This earthquake has come at a time when many people have lost their lives in Turkey and Syria due to one after the other earthquake a few days ago.
There has been no news of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake in Japan. Tsunami warning has also not been issued by the Meteorological Department of the country. Earlier on February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake near Gaziantep and aftershocks rocked southeastern Turkey and neighboring Syria, destroying thousands of buildings and killing thousands.
Rescue work over in nine out of 11 provinces
The efforts to search and rescue people in the debris of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey on February 6 have started moving towards their end. Rescue work has ended in nine of the 11 earthquake-affected provinces, while the total death toll in Turkey has risen to 40,689. At present, the demolition team is engaged in the work of removing the pile of debris.
Death toll in Turkey and Syria crosses 44 thousand
The death toll due to the earthquake in Turkey has increased to 40,689. This information was given by Yunus Sejar, head of the country’s disaster agency AFAD. The number of dead has increased by 47 as compared to the figure till Saturday evening. Sezer told reporters in Ankara that search and rescue operations have ended in nine of the 11 provinces affected by the quake. The combined number of dead in Turkey and Syria has increased to 44,337.
In response to criticism of efforts to rescue people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said that ‘preparing for a disaster of this scale was impossible’.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 07:25 IST