Articles tagged "turkey"

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Major flash floods hit Balikesir Province, Turkey

Major flash flooding hit Turkey's Balikesir Province on September 13, 2018, damaging roads, homes and shops. There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The city of Bandirma registered over 147 mm (5.78 inches) of rain on September 13, with most of it falling...

September 15, 2018

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Culvert failure causes major train derailment, Turkey

A major train accident took place in Turkey's Tekirdağ province on July 8, 2018, after the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsed due to heavy rain. In total, 24 people were killed and 73 injured. The train was carrying more than 360 passengers....

July 10, 2018

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Severe flash flood hits Ankara, described as disaster like never before, Turkey

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 160 vehicles were swept away and at least 4 people injured. "It was a disaster like never before," Ankara's Mayor said. Fast-moving floodwaters...

May 06, 2018

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018

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Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March...

March 31, 2018

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Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing...

January 20, 2018

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Severe hailstorm hits Mersin, Turkey, producing huge hail accumulations

An isolated severe supercell passed over parts of southern Turkey on Sunday, November 19, 2017, dumping heavy rain and large hailstones, and producing enormous hail accumulations in the port city of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast. The rain started falling in the...

November 20, 2017

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Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured

At least 25 people have been injured after severe storm accompanied by a tornado caused extensive damage to homes, vehicles and farms in southwestern Turkey late Monday into Tuesday (local time), November 14, 2017. The storm destroyed numerous roofs and uprooted...

November 14, 2017

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Large tornado rips through a town near Adana, Turkey

A large tornado ripped through a town on the outskirts of Adana, a major city in south-central Anatolia, Turkey on October 29, 2017, damaging at least 5 houses. There are no reports of deaths or injuries. The twister started as a waterspout in the Mediterranean Sea...

October 31, 2017

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Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported

At least one person has died after heavy rain caused major flash floods and landslides in the Rize region of northeastern Turkey, on September 28, 2017. The person who died was identified in reports as a 40-year-old, Songul Tolan. The incident is reported to have...

September 28, 2017

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Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017

During the first eight months of the year, Turkey has been hit by 28 002 earthquakes, making this year well on the way to be most seismically active since reliable records began. Notable uptick started in June with 4 243 earthquakes and continued in July with 4 349...

August 30, 2017

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Severe flash floods hit Turkey's Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in western Turkey on May 29, 2017, especially in the city of Izmir in Izmir Province whose streets quickly turned into raging rivers. Floodwaters flooded numerous houses, destroyed city's infrastructure and swept away a...

May 31, 2017

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Damaging earthquake swarm shaking Western Turkey

A series of shallow and damaging earthquakes are shaking the tip of the Biga Peninsula in Western Turkey this month. The sequence includes four damaging M5+ earthquakes in which over 350 buildings sustained extensive damage. The quakes are occurring at the...

February 12, 2017

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Deadly landslide hits Madenköy copper mine in Turkey

At least 4 workers have been killed and 12 still remain trapped underground after a massive landlide hit Madenköy copper mine in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province late November 17, 2016. The death toll is expected to rise. Yasin Aktay, Siirt deputy of...

November 18, 2016

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Massive landslide in Turkey captured on video

A massive landslide occurred at Yaglidere in Giresun, Turkey during the last week. The event was filmed, and uploaded on Youtube on February 11, 2016. Video credit: Hüseyin Yamak via YouTube According to expert's interpretation of the event, the landslide...

February 17, 2016

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A new sinkhole forms in the Karapınar district, Turkey

A new sinkhole formed on a farmland in the Karapınar district, Turkey a couple of days ago, media reported on October 7, 2015. This is the 13th sinkhole to form in the area in the last 2 years, and 10th that formed since this year's spring. The new sinkhole is...

October 08, 2015

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Disastrous flash flood ravages the streets of Bodrum, Turkey

A disastrous flash flood hit the Bodrum town in Turkey on the evening of September 22, 2015. An unprecedented event inundated the streets as strong flood waters came rushing down the adjacent mountains. 8 people were injured and at least 40 were rescued from their homes

September 23, 2015

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit northern Turkey

Severe torrential rains caused flash flooding in northern Turkey. Many houses, workplaces and roads were flooded in the Dikmen and Durağan districts after it began raining early on Monday evening and continued into Tuesday.The downpours have caused a river to burst

July 04, 2012

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Strong and damaging M 5.3 earthquake hit Turkey near Sirnak and Syria border

Strong and damaging earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.4 hit Turkey near Sirnak and Syria border on June 14, 2012 at 05:52 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 31 km (19 miles) S of Sirnak, Turkey (37.237°N, 42.495°E). Recorded depth by USGS was 9.6

June 14, 2012