7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southeastern Turkey
Latest Information as of 10/24/11:
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the southeastern province of Van, Turkey on Sunday at 1:41pm local time. Turkey is located on an active seismic zone and this is the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in over a decade.
Dozens of buildings collapsed leaving many people injured, trapped, or homeless. Temperatures are close to freezing at night and aftershocks continue to strike the region.
More from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15437014
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