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Turkey Quake Update – Mar 9

Posted by feww on March 9, 2010

Deadly Earthquake Toll Revised Down to 51

The death toll from the strong M6.0 quake that struck eastern  Turkey Monday is lowered to 51, local government officials were quoted as saying. However, the exact numbers of  the missing and injured are unclear.

A Turkish newspaper quoting local authorities, put the number of injured at less than 40, adding that there were no more bodies to be recovered.

Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute at Bogazici University reported 140 aftershocks, as of posting, most of which were smaller than a magnitude 3.0 shock.

A father carries his dead child wrapped in a blanket. Source: Turkeiye Newspaper. Image may be subject to copyright.

Historic Earthquakes and Fatalities (Turkey)

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Turkey Deadly Quake Update

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

Quake Death Toll Reaches 62: Local Sources


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:

Magnitude: mb 5.6

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

  • 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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