Articles tagged "turkey"

turkey sandstorm sept 12 2020

Massive sandstorm engulfs Ankara, leaving 6 injured, Turkey

A massive sandstorm hit Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, leaving at least six people injured. Meteorological authorities said the phenomenon likely occurred due to the lack of rain in the area. Footage captured the huge cloud of dust as it slowly...

September 15, 2020

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Destructive floods hit Turkey's Giresun Province, leaving 15 people dead or missing

Heavy rainfall caused destructive flooding in NE Turkey's Giresun Province, Black Sea Region on Saturday, August 22, 2020, leaving huge infrastructural damage, at least 4 people dead and 11 missing. Officials said heavy rains in the district of Dereli started...

August 23, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods and landslides in northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding and landslides in northeastern Turkey on Sunday, July 12, 2020, resulting in at least four fatalities in the Artvin Province and two in the Rize Province, officials confirmed Monday, July 13. Provincial governor Yilmaz Doruk told...

July 14, 2020

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Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was...

June 24, 2020

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At least 5 killed as severe flash floods wreak havoc in Bursa, Turkey

Severe flash floods caused by heavy rains on June 21 have left at least five people dead and one person missing in Bursa Province, Turkey, officials confirmed on Monday, June 22, 2020. Floodwaters also caused extensive damage to properties, including houses,...

June 22, 2020

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Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara, Turkey

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey's capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted,...

June 15, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Turkey, leaving 1 person dead and 18 injured

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit eastern Turkey's Bingol province at 14:24 UTC (17:24 local time) on June 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority...

June 15, 2020

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Spectacular fireball explodes over northern Turkey

A bright fireball exploded over northern Turkey around 17:35 UTC (20:35 LT) on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received three reports, including from a witness in Tbilisi, Georgia. Based on the AMS' trajectory, the fireball...

May 28, 2020

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Turkey's eastern provinces hit by disruptive snowstorm and strong winds

A cold front accompanied by snow and strong winds caused disruptions to Turkey's eastern provinces beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. The storm led to extensive damage to properties, power blackouts, traffic interruptions, and at least one person dead. In the...

May 26, 2020

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Blizzard buries village in southeast Turkey under 6 m (20 feet) of snow, leaves dozens more isolated

A powerful blizzard has buried a village in southeastern Turkey under about 6 m (20 feet) of snow, while 70 other villages were left isolated. Residents of the city of Yuksekova had been left without power and water on February 21, 2020, as they also struggle to dig...

February 25, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 and M6.0 earthquakes hits Iran - Turkey border region, claiming lives of at least 9 people

A series of shallow earthquakes, including M5.7 at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit Iran - Turkey border region on Sunday, February 23, 2020, claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 37 others, 9 seriously. The...

February 23, 2020

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Severe cold snap grips eastern Turkey as record cold temperatures hit Ardahan, blizzard hampers search for 13 missing

Eastern Turkey is under the grip of freezing weather, with some areas seeing snowstorms and piercing temperatures including a record-breaking -40 °C (-40 °F) in the town of Gole, Ardahan, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Heavy snow and blizzard also caused...

February 11, 2020

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Boeing 737 skids off Istanbul runway during bad weather, killing 3 and injuring 179, Turkey

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J skidded off the end of a wet runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport after rough landing caused by bad weather on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, killing three people and leaving 179 injured as it snapped into three pieces. ...

February 06, 2020

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Avalanches in eastern Turkey claim at least 41 lives, many of them first responders working under blizzard conditions

At least 41 people (up from previously reported 38) have been killed in two avalanches that hit eastern Turkey on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5, 2020. Many of them were first responders who were searching for the survivors of the first incident, in which a...

February 05, 2020

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At least 39 killed and 1 607 injured after M6.8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

At least 35 people have been killed and 1 547 injured after a shallow M6.8 earthquake hit near the town of Sivrice in eastern Turkey's Elazig province at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time) on Friday, January 24, 2020. According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency...

January 25, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit eastern Turkey at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time) on January 24, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km. This earthquake can have a...

January 24, 2020

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Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations

Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy...

January 08, 2020

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Istanbul's water dam levels fall critically low

Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the...

November 17, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Istanbul after 4 months' worth of rain in 90 minutes, Turkey

Extremely heavy rain hit Istanbul and other cities in NW Turkey on August 17, 2019, causing severe flooding in which one person lost its life. Streets and basements were flooded, drivers stranded and public transport disrupted after heavy rain hit Turkish city of...

August 18, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake hits western Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit western Turkey at 11:25 UTC (14:25 LT) on August 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (4.3 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.3...

August 08, 2019

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Massive floods hit NW Turkey, leaving 7 people missing

7 people are missing after massive floods and landslides hit Turkey's northwestern province of Düzce on Wednesday night, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, 2019. Turkey's interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said Thursday that 135 people have been rescued,...

July 19, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two...

June 19, 2019

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits western Turkey, numerous aftershocks shaking the region

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.7 hit western Turkey at 06:34 UTC (09:34 local time) on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). 100 aftershocks with magnitudes from 2.0 to 4.4 were...

March 20, 2019

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Large sinkholes opening in central Turkey's Konya Province

Two massive sinkholes have opened up in a clover field in the Resadiye neighborhood of Karapinar city, central Turkey's Konya Province over the past few days. Karapinar district, built on a volcanic field, is home to about 55 734 people and an increasing number...

February 19, 2019

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Another powerful tornado hits Antalya, international airport damaged, 12 people injured, Turkey

Just two days after a massive tornado hit parts of the Turkish city of Antalya, claiming lives of two people, another destructive twister formed in the city on January 26, causing damage to the city's international airport and injuring 12 people. This is the...

January 26, 2019

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Massive tornado hits Turkey's Antalya, leaving 1 dead, 1 missing and 10 injured

A very large tornado hit the city of Antalya, Turkey's tourism capital, on January 24, 2019, leaving at least 1 person dead, 1 missing and 10 injured. Major damage was reported in Kumluca and Finike districts. Officials said a 13-year-old girl has been killed....

January 24, 2019

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Historic disaster: Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey

Heavy rain hit the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, Muğla province on November 29, 2018, causing dangerous flash floods, sweeping away cars and stranding residents. The rain was preceded by at least one waterspout and accompanied by large hail. This is the second...

December 01, 2018

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Destructive waterspout hits Marmaris, Turkey

A large waterspout formed near the coast of Marmaris, southern Turkey on November 21, 2018. At least one boat sank and more were destroyed in the mooring area. There were no reports of injuries at the time of press. ​ This report will be updated when more...

November 21, 2018

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Two waterspouts make landfall in Antalya, Turkey

Two large waterspouts formed near the coast of Gazipasa, Antalya, southern Turkey on November 11, 2018, and made landfall over the Salinas beach. According to RT, the vast majority of residents and tourists evacuated the beach but a few photographers stuck around to...

November 17, 2018

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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