Before and after satellite images show earthquake destruction in Turkish towns as death toll passes 20,000
By Paul P. Murphy, CNN; photo editing by Laura Oliverio
Collapsed buildings, emergency vehicles and tent shelters can be seen in new satellite imagery of earthquake-hit towns in Turkey, revealing the damage from Monday’s devastating earthquake.
The images, captured by Maxar Technologies, show the towns of Antakya, Kirikhan, Kahramanmaras, Islahiye and Nurdagi.
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A major grain silo complex was damaged by the earthquake outside of Kirikhan.
The grain once contained by the silos is seen scattered around them, with the debris on top.
In northeastern Antakya, a significant portion of a major hospital has collapsed.
Only a portion of the hospital complex remains standing.
Also in Antakya, at least 30 residential buildings in a complex of 57 high rises have collapsed.
The buildings, which are six stories tall, were located on the city’s northern side.
Just east of that complex, another massive building is seen toppled onto its side.
That building was roughly 400 foot (130 meters) long and 12 stories tall.
In downtown Kahramanmaras, buildings that once filled entire city blocks have been destroyed.
A majority of the densely populated downtown area appears to have been reduced to rubble. Tents also fill a nearby stadium.
In Islahiye, dozens of buildings across the city have collapsed. In the city center, a group of residential buildings just west of the Hacı Ali Öztürk mosque appear flattened.
At least thirteen buildings across roughly two city blocks — all between three and five stories tall — are destroyed.
Just east of the mosque complex, two large buildings are seen destroyed.
The debris of those two buildings, four and six stories tall, litter the street. One of the roofs appears to remain intact, despite the building underneath collapsing.
Further down the street, bulldozers appear to clear another collapsed building.
Just north of Islahiye, images of the town of Nurdagi show dozens of tractor trailers on the highway.
The town’s “Great Garden,” normally a verdant green space with benches and shops, is now full of tents, likely to shelter survivors and emergency crews.
At least two large high-rise buildings, located just south of the park, have collapsed. Three more on the northern side of the park have also collapsed.
East of the park, a number of buildings have also collapsed.
Some buildings appear to be still standing, but have a significant amounts of debris surrounding them.
At least three buildings — all residential — have collapsed in the area around the Nurdagi District stadium.
A significant number of vehicles are seen in the area. Like in other parts of the Nurdagi, some of the buildings that are still standing have a significant amounts of debris surrounding them.
In the western section of Nurdagi, near a governmental building, dozens of tents have been constructed.
A large tent, surrounded by vehicles, is seen just outside of another building whose roof has collapsed.
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