Earthquakes in foreign countries and underdeveloped, remote regions certainly have less business continuity impact and garner less of our attention, but the destruction, devastation and loss of life is no less tragic and no less heartbreaking. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the people of Turkey and the surrounding areas impacted by the devastating earthquake experienced there over this week-end.
The, now reported, 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit near the cities of Ercis and Van in eastern Turkey over the weekend has resulted in enormous damage to the two cities and numerous villages in the area. Rescue efforts are still underway as both death tolls and stories of survival continue to rise. There have been, and no doubt will continue to be, a number of large after-shocks that will add to the terror and losses.
We, at Safe Harbor Consulting, will continue to follow the news stories and hope for more accounts of rescues and survival. If there are stories of lessons learned from this event that might be applicable to other regions of the world, we will attempt to pass those along as well. For now, we just hope and pray for the best. We invite you do to do as well.