Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 10:41 GMT (13:41 local time), an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck eastern Turkey.
Turkish Earthquake. Disaster seemed to not want to quit, have not disappeared from our memory how the enormity of the earthquake that followed the tsunami that hit Japan some time ago, a massive earthquake occurred again. On Sunday, yesterday, October 23, 2011, at 10:41 GMT (13:41 local time), an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck eastern Turkey. Although this is not the largest earthquake, but the earthquake that happened last week was a huge earthquake and has claimed many victims killed and injured.
Sure we can feel the sadness and suffering of our brothers who are experienced in Turkey. According to an official of Turkey, an earthquake shook the eastern province of Van, Sunday (23/10) at 13:41 local time and the earthquake shocks have caused panic across the province of Van and the areas around it. The epicenter was at a depth of five kilometers in Tabanli villages in the province of Van, 10 miles (17 kilometers) from the van and the worst damage occurred in the town of peas, in the mountainous eastern province of Van, near the Iranian border. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and a large number of victims killed by the ruins of houses destroyed by the great earthquake that occurred on Sunday (23/10) in the province of Van in eastern Turkey near the border to Iran.
Not yet known how many casualties. According to the government, estimated the death toll could reach 1000 people and it is feared the toll could rise because many buildings collapsed. Until now, victims of the earthquake that destroyed the eastern part of Turkey is growing. The number of earthquake victims in Turkey increased and now has reached 601 people and 4150 people were reported injured. Turkish officials said the rescuers are still trying to do a search of the victims who still have not found and buried under the rubble. The officers assisted citizens continue to search for and rescue people trapped under the rubble with shovels, heavy equipment and hand. Rain and snow make it difficult process to help the earthquake victims who are still trapped under rubble.
However, Turkish citizens who survived are now threatened by starvation due to difficult road to reach the site due to the earthquake rubble blocked. Crisis response team to explain the Turkish government, approximately 500 doctors and emergency rescue teams flown in from all corners of Turkey to the province of Van. In addition to poor natural conditions, the snow began to fall complicate the rescue. Foreign aid began to arrive after Turkey said it would receive aid to accommodate residents who lost their homes to remember this is winter.