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Quake Kills 138 in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister says a powerful earthquake in the country’s southeast has killed 138 people and injured 350 others. Rescue workers used generator-powered equipment to search for hundreds of missing people in the dark, hours after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province at midday Sunday . The earthquake wiped out electricity in several areas […]

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Quake Kills at Least 88 in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in Turkey’s southeast has killed at least 88 people and injured 150 others. Rescue workers used generator-powered equipment to search for hundreds of missing people in the dark, hours after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province at midday Sunday . The earthquake wiped out electricity in several areas and shook many […]

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Quake Kills at Least 75 in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in Turkey’s southeast has killed at least 75 people and injured 150 others. Rescue workers used generators to power their search equipment in the dark night, hours after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province about midday Sunday . The earthquake wiped out electricity in several areas and shook many multi-storied buildings […]

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Quake Kills at Least 75 in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in Turkey’s southeast has killed at least 75 people and injured 150 others. The magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province about midday Sunday . Several strong aftershocks were recorded. Authorities say the town of Ercis is the hardest hit. Officials say the wreckage includes multi-floor buildings, hotels and a dormitory. Survivors said […]

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Quake Kills at Least 60 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish state television reports at least 60 people killed and 150 injured after a strong earthquake in southeastern Turkey near the border with Iran. The magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province Sunday afternoon . Several strong aftershocks were recorded. The town of Ercis is the hardest hit. Authorities in Ercis are quoted as saying the […]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has hit southeastern Turkey near the border with Iran. There are initial reports of damages and casualties, but no firm figures. The magnitude 7.2 quake struck Van province on Sunday . Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay says 25 to 30 buildings and a dormitory collapsed in the town of Ercis, and another […]

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Earthquake Rocks Eastern Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has hit southeastern Turkey near the border with Iran. There are initial reports of damages and casualties, but no firm figures. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.2 quake struck Sunday in Van province at a depth of 20 kilometers. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory recorded the quake’s magnitude at 6.6. Turkey’s state-run […]

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Earthquake Shakes Eastern Turkey

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has hit eastern Turkey. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.3 quake struck Sunday afternoon in Van province at a depth of 7.2 kilometers. Turkey’s state-run Anatolian news agency says several buildings collapsed and several aftershocks have been felt. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory recorded the quake’s magnitude at 6.6 and 5 kilometers […]

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Japan Approves Extra Budget to Deal with Earthquake Aftermath

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government has approved an extra $157 billion draft budget to help pay for the reconstruction of tsunami-affected areas in the country’s northeast. The supplementary budget was approved by the Japanese cabinet on Friday, and calls for the issuance of bonds to help pay for the bulk of the rebuilding from the March disaster. It […]

Strong Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.6. magnitude quake struck early Saturday about 125 kilometers off the east cost of Honshu island. Reports from Japan say there is no risk of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of […]

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