the fierce magnitude 7.8 earthquake, with epicenter in the southeast of Turkey near the border with Syriawhich to date has caused more than 5,100 deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries, experienced a moment of hope when a baby was born in the rubble.
The mother had been buried under the remains of a building in Syria that had been demolished by the quake when she was ready to give birth. And the miracle occurred when she ended up giving birth to a little boy who came out unharmed of this natural catastrophe.
They rescue an uninjured baby but the mother did not survive
The good news in the midst of the disaster could not be complete, since the The baby’s mother could not survive.
In a video posted on social media by the user Ayhamalghzalyyou can see how a man lifts the newborn from the rubble and takes him away from the collapsed buildings, spreads the medium Zero Wave.
“From the womb of suffering hope is born”, points the man next to a picture of the baby.
Two brothers under the rubble
Like the birth of the baby, many moving stories begin to emerge.
For example, another that a user also shared through his Twitter account.
In it he recounts what he lived through two little brothers who were trapped under the rubble of a building in Syria.
In the moving images you can see how the older of the two, about 10 years old, decides protect his little brother’s head with his arm.
Why the earthquake in Turkey and Syria was devastating
The enormous amount of dead and wounded, and the serious damage that caused the earthquake that this Monday, February 6, devastated several towns in Turkey and Syria begins to find reasons.
The epicenter location of the earthquake, of 7.8 degrees, the time it happenedthe distant antecedents and the few rigorous security measures when building help explain that deadly balance.
This is the strongest earthquake recorded in Turkey since 1939, and hit a densely populated region.
Roger Musson, a researcher with the British Geological Survey, explained to the AFP agency that since it happened at dawn, at 4:17 local time, “it surprised the sleeping population and the the vast majority of the victims “were trapped when their houses collapsed.”
In turn, the construction methods “were not really adequate for an area prone to large earthquakes,” added the specialist.
He also remarked that the fracture line where the seismic movement occurred had been relatively calm in recent times.
The region suffered another 7.5-magnitude tremor 7.5 hours later, which would confirm that a lot of power had built up that needed to be released.
On the other hand, the epicenter of the earthquake this Monday was relatively shallow, just 17.9 kilometersand was located in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, where about two million people live.
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Musson says that the epicenter is not as important in this case as the extension of the telluric movementover 100 kilometers, something rare.
“This means that within that margin of 100 km along the fault, everything” suffers the consequences of the tremor,” he told AFP.