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Municipal police in the town of Bakhoun in Dinniyeh, north Lebanon, has ordered the immediate evacuation of several residential buildings following Monday’s earthquake in Turkey, which was strongly felt in Lebanon.
This decision was made after an inspection revealed cracks in the foundation of the buildings.
The move was made in an effort to prevent any further damage or tremors that could worsen the situation.
However, the evacuation order has been met with objections from some residents who are struggling with dire financial and social situations and have no alternative options.
Many people are concerned about the potential for further earthquakes in the region.
On February 6th, 2023, two devastating earthquakes struck Turkey with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5. The earthquakes caused widespread damage in both Turkey and Syria, resulting in tens of thousands of fatalities and many injuries. The impact was felt across Lebanon, with shockwaves reaching as high as 5 magnitude and subsequent tremors.
On February 20th, 2023, another two earthquakes hit southern Turkey, with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8 just minutes apart.
Residents in Lebanon have been feeling on edge ever since as they immediately take to the streets in evacuation once they feel the tremors.