Suffering churches in one of the areas hardest hit by last month’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria are still “delivering aid and letting people know they are not forgotten,” a spokesperson said Thursday.
The Israel Geological Institute said a 4.5-magnitude tremor was recorded in the country on Wednesday morning, for the second time this week.
A powerful earthquake has hit the Turkish-Syrian border area, where people are still recovering from this month’s tremors that killed at least tens of thousands of people, Worthy News monitored.
Rescue workers in Turkey have pulled at least three men from the rubble, more than 11 days after they were trapped when a string of massive earthquakes hit the country and neighboring Syria, officials say.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose government supports persecuted Christians, says he wants to help to rebuild efforts by Syria’s Melkite Greek Catholics after at least one of its priests died in last week’s earthquakes.
New Zealand authorities confirm that a 6.1 magnitude struck near the capital Wellington after four people, including a child, were killed as ex-Cyclone Gabrielle moved away.
Several Israeli rescue workers have left earthquake-hit Turkey after reported threats from Islamic militants and violence of frustrated local survivors, a Christian group supporting the Israeli rescuers acknowledged to Worthy News.
Syrian Christians of all denominations have opened their monasteries and churches to help house the vast numbers of people rendered homeless in Syria by Monday’s devastating earthquake, Christian Today (CT) reports.
The death toll of last Monday’s massive earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria approached at least 35,000 with tens of thousands unaccounted for, but rescue work was hampered by unrest in Turkey’s southern region, officials and relief groups said.
Two enormous cracks in Earth’s crust opened near the Turkish-Syrian border after two powerful earthquakes shook the region on Monday (Feb. 6), killing over 20,000 people.
The death toll from this week’s devastating earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria is expected to surpass 56,000 people, United Nations emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths said.
The combined death toll of earthquakes shaking Turkey and Syria climbed to over 20,000 on Thursday, making them the deadliest in years, official estimates showed.
As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.
An earthquake was felt in northern Israel at about 9 PM Wednesday night, the third earthquake to strike Israel in the last 24 hours.
The head of a small Turkish Jewish community and his wife were feared dead after Monday’s earthquakes, but ancient Torah scrolls were saved, several Israeli sources said.
A top scientist with the Geological Survey of Israel said Wednesday that the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria should serve as a wake-up call for Israel, which he predicted will experience a major quake “in our lifetime.”
More than 11,000 people have died after devastating earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria.
A newborn baby with her umbilical cord still attached to her dead mother was miraculously pulled alive from rubble in Syria after the deadliest earthquakes in recent history, witnesses said Tuesday.
At least some 4,000 people were killed Monday in southeastern Turkey and neighboring Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful quakes to hit the region in at least a century.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Humboldt County, California, nearly two weeks after another strong quake hit the same area.