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    Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usb0006bqc.php

    Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY
    2011 October 23 10:41:21 UTC

    *Earthquake Details

    * This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

    Magnitude 7.3
    Date-Time

    * Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:41:21 UTC
    * Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 01:41:21 PM at epicenter

    Location 38.627°N, 43.535°E
    Depth 7.2 km (4.5 miles) set by location program
    Region EASTERN TURKEY
    Distances

    * 19 km (12 miles) NE (43°) from Van, Turkey
    * 116 km (72 miles) N (351°) from Hakkari, Turkey
    * 130 km (81 miles) SSE (161°) from Karakose (Agri), Turkey
    * 192 km (119 miles) SSW (206°) from YEREVAN, Armenia

    Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
    Parameters Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 0,
    M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=1
    Source

    * U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
    World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

    Event ID usb0006bqc

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    Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- 4.5 miles deep

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      Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- 4.5 miles deep

      Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10...astern-turkey/

      Strong 7.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Turkey
      Published October 23, 2011
      | Associated Press


      ANKARA, Turkey – A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck eastern Turkey Sunday, collapsing some buildings and causing a number of deaths according to officials.

      The temblor struck eastern Van province at 1:41 p.m. (6:41 a.m. ET), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It caused widespread panic throughout the province as well as neighboring cities.

      It toppled some buildings in downtown Van as well as the neighboring town of Ercis, officials said. Several strong aftershocks were also reported...

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        TRT 2 Haber - live broadcast from Turkey http://streamingonline-freetv.blogsp...er-turkey.html

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        • #5
          Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- 4.5 miles deep

          7.2 quake in Turkey kills 75, collapses buildings

          Updated: Sunday, 23 Oct 2011,

          ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 75 people and sparking panic as it collapsed buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete.

          Desperate survivors dug Sunday into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured.
          State-run TRT television reported that 59 people were killed and 150 injured in the eastern town of Ercis, and 15 others died in the provincial center of Van. Another person died in the nearby province of Bitlis.

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            Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- 4.5 miles deep

            Turkish Earthquake 2011: Hundreds Feared Dead After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey



            A powerful earthquake, registered at magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale, has possibly killed hundreds of people in Eastern Turkey Sunday morning, with officials estimating that as many as 1,000 people may have actually been killed.

            The earthquake struck at 10:41 in the morning local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was centered in the city of Van, Turkey.

            Reuters has reported, citing officials and eyewitnesses, that possibly 1,000 people were feared dead and that dozens of buildings collapsed during the quake, knocking down phone and power lines in the southeast region of the country.

            News reports, video footage and images have shown rescue workers trying to free people trapped beneath the rubble in Van as well as in surrounding areas, some located near Turkey's border with Iran.

            Read more: christianpost
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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            • #7
              Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

              Some 25 apartment buildings and a student dormitory collapsed in the town of Ercis on the north shore of Lake Van, the Turkish Red Crescent said.

              Local rescuers took many wounded people out of the dormitory, the Red Crescent statement said ...
              http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/23/wo...ake/?hpt=wo_c2

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              • #8
                Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                Live video feed from Turkey:

                http://www.emergencystream.com/video...T/Turkey1.html
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                • #9
                  Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                  Hundreds dead as quake shakes eastern Turkey

                  Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured

                  ISTANBUL — More than 200 people were killed in the 7.2 magnitude quake that devastated parts of eastern Turkey, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin told reporters early Monday.

                  Overseeing emergency operations in Ercis, one the worst hit towns, Sahin said 117 people were confirmed dead in Ercis and 100 in Van city, the provincial capital. A total of 1,090 people were known to have been injured by the quake Sunday afternoon, he said. Officials say hundreds of people remained unaccounted for and rescue teams were working through the night looking for survivors beneath the rubble.

                  As a cold night fell, survivors and emergency workers battled to pull hundreds of people believed to be buried under debris in Van and Ercis, where a student dormitory collapsed.

                  Residents in Van joined in a frantic search, using hands and shovels and working under floodlights and flashlights, hearing voices of people buried alive calling from under mounds of broken concrete in pitch darkness and freezing temperatures.

                  More...
                  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/450050...astern-turkey/
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                  • #10
                    Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead



                    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...s/10/40_35.php

                    Earthquake List for 10-degree Map Centered at 35°N, 40°E

                    Update time = Mon Oct 24 02:00:01 UTC 2011

                    Here is a list of the earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks for the 10-degree Map Centered at 35°N, 40°E. Most recent events are at the top. (Some early events may be obscured by later ones on the map.) Click on the date portion of an earthquake record in the list below for more information.

                    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=1><TBODY><TR><TH></TH><TH align=middle>MAG </TH><TH align=middle>UTC DATE-TIME
                    y/m/d h:m:s

                    </TH><TH align=middle>LAT
                    deg

                    </TH><TH align=middle>LON
                    deg

                    </TH><TH align=middle>DEPTH
                    km

                    </TH><TH>Region</TH></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.2</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/24 00:50:48 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.448</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.520 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>11.2 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.3</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 23:34:42 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.397</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.601 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>11.3 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.8</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 22:21:31 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.540</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.149 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>9.9 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>6.0</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 20:45:37 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.555</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.161 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>9.8 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.5</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 19:48:56 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.530</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.253 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>12.2 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.5</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 19:43:27 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.393</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.285 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>17.7 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.8</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 19:06:07 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.757</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.314 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>10.0 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.9</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 18:53:50 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.601</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.374 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>21.6 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 18:27:02 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.383</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.642 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>24.6 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>5.1</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 18:10:46 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.592</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.187 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>9.6 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.2</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 16:38:47 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.644</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.447 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>8.3 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 16:05:10 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.633</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.600 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>9.7 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 15:58:00 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.532</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.308 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>23.2 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.8</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 15:24:30 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.478</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.243 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>14.8 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.0</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 14:52:50 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.518</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.270 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>20.7 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.4</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 13:17:03 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.622</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.666 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>10.0 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.2</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 13:06:50 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.370</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.497 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>17.0 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.5</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 12:56:47 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.670</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.487 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>10.3 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.4</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 12:42:11 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.428</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.368 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>12.5 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 12:03:10 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.575</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.355 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>13.2 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>5.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 11:32:40 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.696</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.403 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>17.5 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>4.9</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 11:10:51 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.415</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.154 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>9.3 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>5.6</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 10:56:50 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.668</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.332 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>20.4 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>MAP</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>7.2</TD><TD noWrap align=middle>2011/10/23 10:41:21 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>38.628</TD><TD noWrap align=right>43.486 </TD><TD noWrap align=right>20.0 </TD><TD>EASTERN TURKEY</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

                    Back to 10-degree Map Centered at 35°N, 40°E

                    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../40_35_eqs.php
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                      Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                      Report: Death toll rises to 217 after massive earthquake in Turkey

                      From Yesim Comert, CNN

                      October 24, 2011

                      Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Battling near-freezing temperatures and darkness, rescue workers and residents in eastern Turkey early Monday scoured the wreckage wrought by the country's most-powerful earthquake in more than a decade, hoping to find survivors.

                      They used flashlights, shovels, heavy machinery and their hands to lift the debris, and climbed over collapsed buildings in search of victims.

                      At least 217 people were killed in Sunday's quake, said Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, the Anatolian news agency reported Monday. The previous official toll was 138.

                      Another 350 people were injured in the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said had a magnitude of 7.2.

                      Read more - CNN
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                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                      • #12
                        Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                        The Van weather forecast for Thursday and Friday shows night time temperatures dropping another 6 degrees down to 37F. It will be difficult for buried survivors to not get hypothermia.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                          Japan Offers Aid to Turkey: Govt Spokesman

                          Tokyo, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Monday that Japan has told Turkey through diplomatic channels that it is ready to extend emergency assistance to the country, which was hit by a major earthquake Sunday.
                          Fujimura said the Turkish government responded that relief aid from other nations is not necessary at the moment.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011102400390 survival rate....

                          Noda Offers Relief Aid to Quake-Hit Turkey

                          Tokyo, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that Japan is ready to do all it can to assist the country following the massive earthquake there.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011102400695



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                          • #14
                            Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                            Turkish Red Crescent has delivered 5,000 tents to Ercis

                            Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew to Van to assess the scale of the disaster. Erdogan said he feared for the fate of villages with houses made of mud brick, saying: "Almost all buildings in such villages are destroyed."

                            A Reuters journalist who visited around 20 villages north of Van a day after the quake reported that most had no tents.

                            http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/homeles...-tents-4482314

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                              Re: Magnitude 7.3 - EASTERN TURKEY- Hundreds feared dead

                              A television reporter stated that 970 buildings had collapsed. My heartfelt condolences to all affected.
                              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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