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Amatrice, Italy

Italy

Italy

In the early morning hours of August 24, 2016 a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Norcia, Italy. Amatrice, a small city located southeast of Norcia became one of the hardest hit in the region of Umbria. There is a shallow fault located in the Central Apennines mountain range. Search and rescue efforts are underway as more smaller quakes are being reported.  Read More

Chauk, Burma

Burma

Burma

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Chauk, Burma (commonly referred to as Myanmar). Chauk is located along the Irrawaddy River, inland from the Bay of Bengal, about 600 km from the capital of Rangoon. Burma lies between Bangladesh and Thailand, bordering the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bangal.  Read More

Gaziantep, Turkey

Turkey

Turkey

Republic of Turkey = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

Republic of Turkey = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

A bomb exploded during a wedding celebration in Gaziantep, Turkey, injuring and killing over 50 people. Gaziantep is approximately 75 miles (122km) north of Aleppo, Syria and approximately 410 miles (661 km) southwest of Ankara (capital of Turkey). The city is located near Kurdish enclaves.  Read More

Aleppo, Syria

Syria country profile

Syria country profile

The conflict in Aleppo, Syria continues. Aleppo, the largest of Syria's cities, has an approximate population of over 3.5 million people. It lies in the northeastern section of Syria, less than 100 km from the border with Turkey.  Read More