What impact has the recent increase in earthquakes had on the people of Turkey and how can they be better prepared for future seismic events?
A 6.4 magnitude tremor struck near the city of Antakya near the border with Syria, where massive quakes devastated both countries on 6 February. The earlier quakes killed 44,000 people in Turkey and Syria with tens of thousands more left homeless.
In one sentence, describe an earthquake in Turkey
Turkey is located in an active seismic zone, making it prone to earthquakes. Earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 or higher occur in Turkey several times a year. In 1999, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 killed over 17,000 people in Turkey.
Earthquakes in Turkey
Turkey is home to one of the oldest seismology laboratories in the world, located at Istanbul Technical University. The North Anatolian Fault, located in northern Turkey, has been the source of some of the most destructive earthquakes in history. The highest magnitude earthquake in recent history struck eastern Turkey in 1939 and measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.
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What are the possible causes of earthquakes in Turkey?
What are some of the effects of earthquakes in Turkey?
What would you do if you were in an earthquake in Turkey?
How is earthquake preparedness different in Turkey than in other countries?
Question: What can be done to reduce the impacts of earthquakes in Turkey? Clues: • Earthquakes in Turkey are caused by the movement of the Eurasian and African tectonic plates. • Turkey is home to several cities located on the North Anatolian Fault Line. • Turkey has a history of large-scale earthquakes. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Discuss the potential solutions to reducing the impacts of earthquakes in Turkey. B. Pair up and create a drawing to explain your solution to reducing the impacts of earthquakes in Turkey.
Which of these is NOT a type of earthquake?
What is the highest magnitude earthquake ever recorded in Turkey?
What type of structure is most likely to survive an earthquake?
Which of the following is NOT an earthquake safety measure?
- Storing food and water
- Having an earthquake plan
- Having an escape plan
- Building in an earthquake-proof area
Which of these is the most dangerous type of earthquake?
Work together in pairs: What evidence shows that Turkey is prone to powerful earthquakes?
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