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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 06:02 PM

Powerful earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

Source: BBC

At least 14 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey, officials say.

The 6.8 magnitude quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into the street.
TV pictures showed emergency services frantically searching collapsed buildings for survivors.

The region struck by the quake, some 550km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, is remote and sparsely populated, so details of damage and fatalities could be slow to emerge.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51245088

More than 300 known to be hurt: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/119041177/at-least-eight-dead-more-than-300-hurt-as-68magnitude-earthquake-rocks-turkey

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muriel_volestrangler Jan 2020 OP
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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:22 PM

2. Positive thoughts to those effected n/t

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:03 PM

3. News from Turkey found here.....

18 dead, 553 injured as massive quake of magnitude 6.8 rocks Turkey's Elazığ
Published 24.01.2020

Link: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2020/01/24/18-dead-553-injured-as-massive-quake-of-magnitude-68-rocks-turkeys-elazig

t least 18 people were killed, and 553 others were injured after a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 rocked the eastern Turkish province of Elazığ on Friday evening. "Death toll in Elazığ earthquake has risen to 18; 405 people were injured in Elazığ and 148 others in Malatya. We are doing our best to rescue 30 people trapped under a collapsed building," Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said after the quake. The temblor reportedly lasted 15 seconds.
Soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by a series aftershocks ranging from between a magnitude 5.4 to 3.3. According to initial reports, the earthquake was felt in provinces as far as southern Adana and northern Samsun, along with northern Syria and Iraq.

The Interior Minister also said several buildings collapsed or sustained damages following the tremor.

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