Earthquake in Turkey: an airport was destroyed!

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Un earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 degrees, which hit Turkey on February 6, 2023, a killed over 1.500 people in Turkey and Syria, destroying hundreds of buildings and the Hatay airport.

Air traffic was disrupted on February 6, 2023 in southern Turkey, especially at the airport Hatay (HTY) near the Syrian border. A huge crack appeared on the track and the damage is described as massive. A first earthquake with the magnitude of 7,8 a hit the region Gaziantep Monday morning, followed by aftershocks (6,7 and 5,6) and another earthquake (7,6).

While Turkey decided to close the airspace in the region, other airports were paralyzed by the heavy snow. The earthquake was felt as far away as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Cyprus and Egypt, but also in the Kurdish regions of eastern Turkey.

This earthquake is the worst of the 21st century in Turkey, a country known for its intense seismic activity. An earthquake on August 17 1999 in Izmir he killed 17.000 people.

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