Experts estimated the damage from the earthquake that occurred in Turkey on August 8. 868 buildings and homes were affected, with 108 of them suffering significant damage.
The 6.0-magnitude earthquake occurred 49 kilometers from the city of Denizli in the country’s west at 2:25 p.m. Moscow time on Thursday, August 8.
According to Turkey’s Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum, 23 local residents needed medical assistance after the seismic activity. As of today, all of them have been discharged from hospitals, and their health is not in danger. The minister said 150 new homes and a mosque would be built to replace the destroyed ones. The construction will take about six months.
Two-thirds of Turkey’s population live in an earthquake-prone area. According to Murat Kurum, the existing buildings should be remodeled to withstand earthquakes of any magnitude.