The earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria last week was among the five deadliest in the last two decades. This is reported by CNN.
Only 3% of earthquakes and tsunamis in the world killed more than 1,000 people. The earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in February this year was reportedly one of the deadliest in recent history, killing around 36,200 people and counting.
More than 31,000 people died in Turkey alone. The February 6 earthquake was Turkey's strongest in more than 80 years and one of the deadliest in its history.
Turkey was shaken by a powerful earthquake on February 6, which was felt in neighboring countries. Syria was also significantly affected. Earthquakes then repeated, and aftershocks of a weaker force were also felt.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in the country's southeast due to the earthquake.