Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by tampagtr, Feb 5, 2023.
Substantial damage throughout the Levant. Developing
Deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits southern Turkey | CNN
There appears to be numerous aftershocks in the M4-5 range throughout the area - see this feed
Couldnt happen to better people.
To put that 7.8 in perspective--not quite a top 20 RS reading, but 1906 San Fran = 8.0. 1989 San Fran = 6.9 (3,800 injured, 63 deaths, 6 Bil prop damages).
Live updates: Turkey-Syria earthquake kills more than 1,500
Still so many aftershocks. Horrible.
From our daughter, who works in Europe for an humanitarian aide organization:
“Epicentre is Gaziantep which is where I always go on those work trips, actually felt an earthquake last time I was there. And it’s where the operation in NW Syria is managed from so lots of partner staff there. They are all thankfully ok when I messaged this morning.
And all outside or in collective shelters + it’s freezing and raining so people went to cars unsure or where to keep warm but danger of being inside. Bad aftershock happens a few hours later
And Gaziantep is so close to northern Syria - all same region - which has been hit so badly but everyone I know there is ok. It couldn’t have happened in a more vulnerable part of the world - the needs were already so high, 12 years of war, no health system because Syrian government destroyed it, fragile buildings from already being damaged, a recent cholera outbreak. Just feels that some parts of the world never get a break!! So unfair.”
Thanks. God bless your daughter
I hope the next time you drive long distance the bottom of your foot itches real bad - like that bad itch that you can’t scratch without removing your shoe.
First Russophobia now Turkophobia.
FYI, you are an awful person. (there are worse words but I have to contain my language) No joke.
Ok, thanks your opinion means a lot.
I'm glad it does. You need an adult in your life to tell when to keep your infantile thoughts to yourself.
Trigger warning. Turkey spells its name differently now (Turkiye) and whether you like it or not is apparently tied to your politics… for some reason.
Oh geez. Forget the trigger warning… someone else through a grenade on this thread already.
Generally a good rule of thumb to refer to a place as the locals prefer.
What prompted you to post that? Do you consider yourself a ‘better person’ for having done so?