Before and after satellite images bring earthquake destruction in Turkish towns into full view





Collapsed buildings, emergency vehicles and tent shelters can be seen in new satellite images of quake-hit cities in Turkey, showing the damage from Monday’s devastating earthquake.

The images obtained by Maxar Technologies show the towns of Reformation and Noordi.

Dozens of buildings have collapsed across the city. In the city center, a group of residential buildings appears flattened just west of the Hacı Ali Öztürk Mosque.

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At least thirteen buildings – all three to five stories tall – in about two city blocks were destroyed.

Just east of the mosque compound, two large buildings are seen destroyed.

The rubble of these two buildings, four and six stories tall, littered the streets. Despite the collapse of the building, one of the roofs appears to be intact.

Down the street, bulldozers are seen clearing another collapsed building.

Just north of Islahiya, photos from the town of Noordighi show dozens of tractor-trailers on the highway.

The town’s “Great Garden”, normally a lush green space with benches and shops, is now filled with tents, likely to shelter survivors and emergency personnel.

At least two high-rise buildings just south of the park have collapsed. Three more buildings have also collapsed on the north side of the park.

Several buildings to the east of the park have also collapsed.

Some of the buildings still appear to be standing, but there is a lot of rubble around them.

At least three buildings – all residential – have collapsed in the vicinity of the Noordgi District Stadium.

A significant number of vehicles are seen in the area. As with other parts of the settlement, some of the buildings that are still standing are surrounded by considerable debris.

Dozens of tents have been set up near a government building in the western part of Norodgi.

A large tent surrounded by cars can be seen just outside another building whose roof has collapsed.


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