Destruction in epicenter demonstrated through sattelite imagery by NY Times
The New York Times used satellite images taken before and after the earthquake to demonstrate in its report the entire magnitude of the destruction in the major urban area of Turkey's southeastern province of Maras.
The daily used six sets of images to show how whole parts of the city were wiped off.
"For days, rescue teams and family members have been working through rubble of collapsed buildings throughout the city. Many survivors are angry that it has taken so long for heavy machinery to arrive as they search for loved ones trapped in the destruction" the report said.
Many of the collapsed structures are eight to 10 story apartment buildings that are common in the city, it noted, adding:
"On many blocks, only a few buildings remain. Freezing temperatures have made rescue efforts more difficult and have increased the urgency to find those still missing."
Much of the destruction happened at the center of the city that was densely populated with apartment buildings, often with retail stores and restaurants on the ground level, it said.