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Another Earthquake in Turkey

Post  Panda on Wed 9 Nov - 23:40

'Three Killed' As Quake Hits Eastern Turkey




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11:12pm UK, Wednesday November 09, 2011


At least three people have been killed and dozens trapped under collapsed
buildings after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, according to
reports.



:: Journalist Dorian Jones talks from Turkey

The tremor comes just weeks after a 7.2 magnitude quake hit the eastern
province of Van, killing more than 400 people.

The quake has reportedly brought down at least 21 buildings that were damaged
in last months' incident, including a six-storey hotel, another hotel and an
office building.

Some 100 people are said to be trapped under rubble, among them aid workers
and journalists still in the area after the previous quake hit.

Turkish state television reported that three people had been killed and 11
people had been rescued.


The earthquake struck the eastern province of
Van



The tremor struck at around 9.23pm local time (7.23pm GMT) at a depth of
around three miles (4.8km). The epicentre was in the Edremit district, some nine
miles (15km) from Van province.

Panicked people could be seen running through the streets, as rescue workers
searched through the rubble for trapped victims.

Rescuers are also being sent from the capital Ankara, and five planes were to
fly to the region carrying search and rescue teams.

Around 1,400 of aftershocks have been felt throughout the region since the
7.2 earthquake hit the province on October 23.

At least 2,000 buildings were destroyed in that quake, and 3,700 were left
unfit for habitation.

Many residents had been living in tents, too afraid to return to their
homes.

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Re: Another Earthquake in Turkey

Post  Angelique on Thu 10 Nov - 0:13

This is very disturbing - I understand that it is a frequent occurrence in Turkey to have these quakes. But I can't recall them having them so close together.

I have some friends who recently cam back from a holiday in Turkey, thank goodness they were lucky not to experience this.

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Post  Panda on Thu 10 Nov - 0:34

Angelique wrote:This is very disturbing - I understand that it is a frequent occurrence in Turkey to have these quakes. But I can't recall them having them so close together.

I have some friends who recently cam back from a holiday in Turkey, thank goodness they were lucky not to experience this.

We seem to be having many disasters around the World at the moment, Earthquakes, Tornados, Flooding, Drought Tsunamis etc, it"s
comeuppance for Man for not looking after the Planet.......right Job"s comforter aren"t I !!

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Post  Angelique on Thu 10 Nov - 0:53

Panda

Yes and no - what man does affects the Earth and it's climate. What the Earth does is try to re-address this which results in disastrous weather and land masses being altered. Who was it said every action causes a reaction - Newtons Law of Motion.

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Post  Panda on Thu 10 Nov - 1:14

Angelique wrote:Panda

Yes and no - what man does affects the Earth and it's climate. What the Earth does is try to re-address this which results in disastrous weather and land masses being altered. Who was it said every action causes a reaction - Newtons Law of Motion.

I think cutting down the Amazon rain forest, nuclear testing, drilling for oil and the latest, drilling down to the Earth"s crust to extract heat
have all contributed.

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