Reporting Live From an Earthquake

From a story on by Pesha Magid headlined “Live from the Rubble”:

On February 6, at 4:17am, Murat Bayram awoke to a feeling that his room was shaking. He thought it would stop after a few seconds. He lives in an apartment in Diyarbakır, in southern Turkey; tremors are common there. But his walls continued to grind. For two whole minutes, the building shuddered. When a break finally came, he flew out of bed and ran downstairs. He stood on the street, half-dressed, with one sock on. He did not yet know that there had been a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, one that collapsed entire cities and caused the deaths of more than forty-three thousand people.