This is the part I don't like about studying earthquakes. Most times, when you see the big squiggles, the quake is in an area that's prepared, or it's
away from populated areas. Unfortunately, this mornings quake was mid-continental. And in a populated area. I feel for those that are suffering.
Geologists knew Turkey was going to get a large earthquake. But they had the wrong area because they thought it would hit farther to the west. There's
still other dangerous faults in Turkey which are still a risk.
There's one thing that distrubed me as I read articles and watched the videos. I wasn't intending to read the comments on You Tube, but one of them
caught my attention. It said, " God punishes every country that goes against Isreal. Turkey got its punishment today. and this time... WE WON'T HELP
YOU! deal with this urselfs!"
Maybe it's just a kid, and his parents didn't teach him love. Whatever.
The affected area is where you have ethnic Kurds. The Kurds are not the dominate power in the country, and they have been seeking independance from
Turkey. The Kurds have suffered at the hands of the government and they have little or no power and certainly aren't a threat to Isreal.
In fact, at the moment, the Turkish goverment is fighting the Kurds. There has been recent clashes and deaths in the fighting. If anything, this does
not hurt the Turkish goverment but helps it because it weakened the rebels. It hurts the Kurds. It hurts a people that have already been suffering.
God had nothing to do with this.
Nor anything else, other than tectonics.
Nor did some hi tech weapon miss Iran and hit the wrong target.
It's a human tragedy- nothing else.
edit on 23-10-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)