The earthquakes that devastated Turkey and Syria killed over 2,400 people and wounded thousands more. As a result of the devastation across the country, many children have lost their parents.
Many devastating videos and images from Turkey's earthquake are going viral. A terrifying video of birds chirping and flying around has just gone viral on the internet, reported MSN News. Reportedly, the footage was taken before Monday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey. Stories about how birds and animals can detect an earthquake before it hits have inundated social media comments. The earthquakes that devastated Turkey and Syria killed over 2,400 people and wounded thousands. As a result of the devastation across the country, many children have lost their parents. As per a US Geological Survey, the oldest account of peculiar animal behavior dates back to 373 BC in Greece.The video has spooked people, with many stating that it was further proof that animals and birds are more in tune with nature to pick up on signals from the Earth.
Birds use Earth's magnetic field for navigation and location awareness. Disturbed behavior was observed in birds just before the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria.#earthquake #diyarbakır #Turkey #deprem #İstanbul #HelpTurkey #Turkiye #Gaziantep #Syria #TurkeyEarthquake pic.twitter.com/GxWLKHOTXP— Intermarium 24 (@intermarium24) February 7, 2023
The Survey highlighted that weasels, rats, snakes and centipedes fled their surroundings several days before a devastating earthquake. According to the Hindustan Times, animals and birds may sense earthquakes in several ways. Some animals are sensitive to changes in electromagnetic fields before an earthquake and others detect fluctuations in barometric pressure. Animals living in burrows and nests can feel the changes in ground movement. Dogs can detect low-frequency vibrations before humans. However, there is no conclusive answer on how and why animals and birds can sense earthquakes. “Consistent and reliable behavior before seismic events and a mechanism explaining how it could work, still eludes us,” the report says.
"On the eve of the Great Hanshin-Kobe Earthquake in Japan, those of us who lived 50 kilometers away were mystified when we heard our neighbor's dog howling repeatedly like a wolf. Eight hours later, we were put in a big box and experienced a tremor like being shaken by a giant", commented @talkwithlocals. "Birds use the magnetic field of the earth to navigate, I'm sure they can feel the geomagnetic changes as the earth moves below them, wonder if this is all signs of the pole shift?" chimed @SquillyboyT. "It’s all about energy. When the tension breaks miles under the ground massive surges of energy are released and this causes changes in the magnetic fields of the tectonic plates and birds and a lot of animals navigate by the magnetic fields that flow through the earth", said @UkraineFree12.
#LACoFD USA-2 has been activated by @usaid and is deploying to the Turkey earthquake. The deployment team will consist of 81 personnel, 6 K9 teams, and 3 structural engineers. A press conference is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at 12605 Osborne St. Pacoima CA 91331. pic.twitter.com/mAGRiz8n57— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) February 6, 2023
According to CNN, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles) east of Nurdagi in Turkey's Gaziantep region. Many countries have dispatched aid and rescue workers to impacted areas to assist stranded residents. Karl Lang, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech University's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, spoke to CNN that the area hit by the quake is susceptible to seismic activity. “It’s a very large fault zone, but this is a larger earthquake than they’ve experienced any time in recent memory,” Lang said. “We cannot use the buildings anymore. Maybe for hours. Maybe until tomorrow. I don’t know,” said Dr. Mazen Kewara, Turkey director of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).
The level of destruction caused by the earthquake in Turkey makes it look like a war zone. This is utterly heartbreaking. Pray for Turkey and especially for the people trapped under the rubble. pic.twitter.com/PeqPXoNKlF— KC (@kci2013) February 6, 2023
A new video for a new born baby found in the rubble in Turkey, The mother had passed away but the baby survived.#eu #eunews #deprem #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake #earthquake #Turkiye #Turquia #Adana #ACİL #Osmaniye pic.twitter.com/Ym6vVQLPxH— EU NEWS 🇪🇺 (@wtx_EU_news) February 6, 2023
Kewara further added that he and his family took refuge in a car when the earthquake struck. “Next to my building, about 200-300 meters, there’s a collapsed building. Many buildings have collapsed in Gaziantep,” said Kewara. Eyad Kourdi, the CNN producer in Gaziantep, was staying with his family when the earthquake struck early Monday. He said, “it felt like it would never be over.” Kourdi described the tremor as that of Armageddon. “I actually don’t believe I made it out,” adding that when it began, his parents screamed and he tried his best to calm them down.