lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

A new earthquake hits eastern Turkey, the third in 4 weeks

The quake's epicenter was located in the town of Mollakasim, located northwest of the city ofVan, which has become a "ghost town" stricken from the cold.

An intense earthquake was recorded today in eastern Turkey and is the third since late October, when a powerful earthquake killed hundreds of victims in the same area.

The quake had a magnitude of 5.2 degrees, according to the Kandilli ObservatoryPreliminary reports have not mentioned casualties or damage.

The earthquake's epicenter was located at the town of Mollakasimlocated northwest of Van.

The two previous earthquakes that occurred on 23 October (7.2 degrees) and September 9(5.7 degrees), caused landslides and fatalities in the city of Van, which became practically a "ghost townaccording to the local governor, Munir Karaloglu.

low temperatures

Many residents have abandoned van because of the fear of new collapses of buildings damaged by the series of earthquakes.

"Virtually none of the buildings currently in use," said KaralogluSurvivors of the tragedy sufferedthe cold that plagues eastern Turkey and lack sufficient blankets or warm clothing, he said.

Temperatures have fallen over night at -15 ° C in cities like ercisewhere there have beencases of deaths of children due to pneumonia.

Several countries, including the United States and Israel have sent prefrabricadas shops and homes to try to alleviate the emergency.

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