Sunday, October 23, 2011

7.2 earthquake hits Turkey

Sunday night, a strong shaking started in eastern Turkey.

More than 100 people are found dead by the rescuers and they are expecting more in the coming days. Ercis and Van are the most affected towns. a 6 storey apartment and a student dormitory collapsed and people are trapped beneath the debris.

Abdurrahman Antakyali / Getty Images

The movement of the ground is also felt in Iran and Armenia.

Turkey was last hit by a 7 point magnitude shaking in 1999 and more than 15,000 people died. The country is located in an active fault lines.

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