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Turkey Deadly Quake Update

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

Quake Death Toll Reaches 62: Local Sources

MAJOR AFTERSHOCK STRIKES NEAR EPICENTER – MORE CASUALTIES MAY BE EXPECTED

As of posting at least 3 dozen aftershocks have rocked the region where the deadly 6.0-magnitude quake struck earlier today.

At least 6 villages have been damaged in the quake, with three reportedly “flattened.”

The villages of Okcular,  Kayali and Yukari Kanatli have been the hardest hit.  A number of villagers are trapped under rubble. Many of the affected villagers lived in mud-brick structure built on hillsides that are particularly prone to collapse in the event of earthquakes.

About 120 people were reportedly injured, as of posting.


Villagers search for bodies among the rubble in a village near the city of Elazig. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.

European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported details of the aftershock as follows:

Summary
Magnitude: mb 5.6
Region: EASTERN TURKEY

Date time: 2010-03-08 at 07:47:42.3 UTC
Location: 38.82 N ; 40.22 E
Depth: 10 km
Distances:

  • 87 km E Elazig (pop 298,004 ; local time 09:47 2010-03-08)
  • 22 km SE Karakoçan (pop 29,735 ; local time 09:47 2010-03-08

For Details of Mainshock, Additional Maps and Information Click: Deadly Quake Kills Dozens in Turkey

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,40°E


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Image Edited and Enhanced by FEWW.

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