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Column: Earthquakes happen, but cities can lessen the damage
Rudi Kiefer
Urgent news from other parts of the world overshadowed the deadly earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on January 24. At magnitude 6.7, the quake was a major one, unleashing power comparable to the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Early reports from the epicenter in the city of Elazig listed 18 deaths and 500 injuries.