37 earthquakes jolt Turkey in 66 hours; death toll crosses 44,000-mark
Turkey Earthquakes: As many as 37 earthquakes hit Central Turkey in the last 66 hours, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The 37th earthquake stuck Turkey, one of the most active earthquake zones in the world, on Saturday afternoon. It had a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale.
The death toll from the earthquakes on February 6 in Turkey has surpassed 44,000.
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Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted the country earlier this month, the country has experienced several earthquakes. This is the 37th earthquake in Central Turkey in the last 66 hours, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The recent earthquake caused tremors in the Turkish regions of Aksaray, Halkapinar, and Karaman. The disaster-stricken country's geographical location makes it more vulnerable to earthquakes.
Because of its location on the Anatolian plate, Turkey is one of the world's most active earthquake zones. Not only that, but two other tectonic plates, the African plate and the Arabian plate surround the country, making it even more vulnerable to natural disasters.
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