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Deadly 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey, Dozens of Buildings Collapse, Significant Casualties Reported

Richter Magnitude 7.2 – EASTERN TURKEY
Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 01:41:21 PM
38.628°N, 43.486°E
Depth: 20 km (12.4 miles)

“A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 shook southeastern Turkey on Sunday, Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory said, triggering the collapse of buildings and killing scores of people.

Turkey’s main seismography center says the quake could have killed up to 1,000 people.

The Kandilli observatory’s estimate is based on the strength of the quake and the structure of the housing in the area.

‘We are estimating a death toll between 500 and 1,000,’ Mustafa Erdik, head of the Kandilli observatory, told a televised news conference Sunday.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister said around 45 buildings have collapsed in the town of Ercis and the city of Van. Ercis sits on a geological fault line.

‘A lot of buildings collapsed, many people killed, but we don’t know the number. We are waiting for emergency help, its very urgent,’ Zulfukar Arapoglu, the mayor of Ercis district, which was hit badly, told the news broadcaster NTV.” Read more.

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  1. 10/23/2011 at 7:13 PM

    Van where the earthquake took place is at the foot (80 kms) of Mt Ararat – the geology in this part of the world is all connected to the Great Rift fault line in Africa where on all side there are earthquakes and volcanoes – the Arabian plate and the on the Iranian and Iraqi side are the worlds largest oil fields – oil and gas pressure has been bled off of these plates since the 1940s hundreds of thousands of millions of barrels – the world simply for its greed and lust for oil is sucking the pressure out of the interior of these plates continueously – we are building a great trap – the day will soon come when a major slipage will occur on this Great Rift fault line and lines which will result in the great earthquake spoken of by the prophets and even Christ in the bible




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