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How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

Feb. 08, 2023 18:54 PM EST

How long can trapped people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? Up to a week or more, experts say, but it depends on their injuries, how they are trapped and weather conditions. Search teams from around the world have joined local emergency personnel in Turkey and...

Turkish leader acknowledges 'shortcomings' in quake response

Feb. 08, 2023 18:35 PM EST

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — The president of Turkey on Wednesday acknowledged “shortcomings” in his country's response to the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade as hope dwindled that more survivors would emerge from the rubble of thousands of toppled buildings. ...

Live Updates | Turkey, Syria quake is deadliest since 2015

Feb. 08, 2023 18:31 PM EST

The catastrophic earthquake that razed thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria became one of the deadliest quakes worldwide in more than a decade Wednesday and the death toll kept rising, approaching 12,000. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal in 2015 killed more than 8,800 people. ...

Scenes of devastation as Turkey, Syria quake kills thousands

Feb. 08, 2023 18:12 PM EST

With the death toll climbing after the deadliest earthquake in over a decade brought massive destruction to parts of Turkey and Syria, rescue crews are holding fast to an increasingly slim hope of finding survivors. This gallery shows the most compelling scenes from a devastating...

In earthquake rescues, noisy gear and digging, then silence

Feb. 08, 2023 16:03 PM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — They lifted slabs of cement with enormous cranes and smashed rubble with jackhammers. Then, they stopped. Silence. Key to detecting the faintest noise, which could be the sign of a survivor buried beneath rubble from Monday's quake in Turkey...

Earthquake stuns Syria's Aleppo even after war's horrors

Feb. 08, 2023 15:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the people of Aleppo bore the brunt of bombardment and fighting when their city, once Syria’s largest and most cosmopolitan, was among the civil war’s fiercest battle zones. Even that didn’t prepare them for the new devastation and terror wreaked by this week’s...

As death toll from Turkey, Syria earthquake passes 11,000, Turkish president vows no one will be left in streets

Feb. 08, 2023 06:19 AM EST
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — As death toll from Turkey, Syria earthquake passes 11,000, Turkish president vows no one will be left in streets.

Quake that struck Turkey and Syria is deadliest in world in more than 10 years, as confirmed death toll surpasses 9,000

Feb. 08, 2023 03:17 AM EST
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — Quake that struck Turkey and Syria is deadliest in world in more than 10 years, as confirmed death toll surpasses 9,000.

Global quake rescue effort hits ground in Turkey, Syria

Feb. 08, 2023 02:59 AM EST

Medical personnel, soldiers, and handlers with trained search dogs sent from around the world are arriving in Turkey and Syria to help rescue survivors of Monday’s earthquake. Here's a glance at the assistance being provided: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue...

Engineers, search dogs sent to Turkey, Syria after quake

Feb. 07, 2023 23:10 PM EST

Structural engineers, soldiers, paramedics and handlers with trained search dogs are heading to Turkey and Syria to help locate and rescue survivors of Monday’s earthquake. Here's a glance at the assistance being provided: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue...