Two mid-size earthquakes, 200 km away and 1 hour apart, shook western Turkey causing widespread anxiety. Some 100 km away from the closest shock, In Izmir, the country’s third-largest city, many people ran outside. Although construction quality has improved over the years, many people are unsure about the strength of their buildings. People who feel an earthquake should drop, cover and hold on to protect themselves from falling objects, as the majority of the

earthquake injuries are caused by falling objects and not from collapsed buildings. In general, people are advised not enter damaged buildings until authorities check their safety.Earthquakes are common in this part of the world as many of the natural beauties of the Turkish riviera such as valleys and coves are brought by the faults. Paired up with a great climate, this terrain made Turkey the 6th most visited country in the world. READ MORE