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The Turkey/Syria earthquake - not just a new case study!
As geographers we often find it handy when a natural hazard event takes place during our hazards scheme of work - it can make what you are teaching much more relevant to the students, and obviously there is a wealth of up-to-date resources at your disposal.
However it is important to remember that what happening on the Turkey/Syria border yesterday isn't just your new case study - it is a catastrophic event with a death toll of around 5,000, which is set to rise over the coming days and weeks. It is a devastating earthquake that has hit a region that has been ravaged by war for more than a decade, where people are already living a very difficult existence.
Alistair Hamill has put together this fantastic thread on Twitter this morning that helps explain the nature of this earthquake - it is a must read if you are considering using this example in your classroom over the coming weeks.
Here are a couple of links of NGOs that are currently doing incredible work to help out with the relief effort that you can donate to if you wish...