A man carries an injured girl after an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency.
Turkey's Kandilli Observatory
estimates that 1,000 or more people were killed today in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey's Van province.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis.
The USGS estimates the quake magnitude at 7.2, with a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles), 17 km (10 miles) NNE (32°) from the city of Van.
More immediate coverage: Reuters, AP, CNN.
Turkey's Hürriyet daily newspaper has coverage. For those interested in viewing local broadcasts, TRT-TV is the transmission to try and find via satellite or online re-streaming services.
More photos below.
Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS.
Rescue workers try to save survivors trapped under rubble. REUTERS/Ali Ihsan Ozturk
Survivors react following an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS.
Looks like developers win again. Aw, but what do geologists know about fault lines anyway?
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