7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Turkey-Pictures

24 10 2011

On Sunday 10/23/2011, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Ercis, eastern Turkey.

At least 270 people was killed and more than 1000 people were injured.

This is a very powerful earthquake.

The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. (1041 GMT; 6:41 a.m. EDT).

The earthquake destroyed buildings and vehicle.

This is a disaster.

Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A survivor stands in front of a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

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