World’s most disastrous earthquakes
By Guardian Exclusive
03 November 2023 | 3:35 am
An earthquake is a natural disaster that powerfully shakes the surface of the earth and everything in its part, resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
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At least 14 people were killed and many more trapped under rubble following a strong quake. The epicenter was about 80 kilometers south of Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador.
The deadly earthquake in Turkey's southeast not only claimed thousands of lives, it also dealt a blow to the regional economy. Local businessman push for super incentives to reverse it.
The earthquake in Turkey destroyed 230,000 buildings or made them uninhabitable, according to official figures. Many people of Turkish origin in Germany have seen their retirement plans destroyed.
The child, who is 3-and-a-half months old, was returned to her mother almost two months after the devastating earthquake. The baby had survived five days under the rubble.
As Tokyo and Beijing try to find common ground amid rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific, experts say Japan will find it tough to balance its ties to China and the US.
A 7.7 magnitude quake hit near the Loyalty Islands, creating small tsunami waves in Vanuatu, with others possible for Fiji, New Caledonia, Kiribati and New Zealand.
The earthquake, initially measured at 6.5 magnitude, struck Nicaragua, Guatemala and other countries on the Pacific coast. It has not yet triggered a tsunami warning.
Residents of Marrakech, the nearest major city to the epicentre, said some buildings had collapsed in the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and local television showed pictures of a fallen mosque minaret with rubble lying on smashed cars.
The psychological impact of the destruction starts to weigh heavily on Moroccans as the death toll from the country’s devastating earthquake tops 2,800. Also, Libya calls for international help after authorities say that extreme flooding around the city of Derna has cost at least 2000 lives. And the African Union kicks off the week as the newest member of the G20.
Search and rescue operations are underway after a deadly earthquake tore through western Morocco killing more than 1000 people. It was the strongest to hit the region in more than a century.
While rescue teams continue to look for missing people in the aftermath of Morocco's devastating earthquake, many survivors face an uncertain future.
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