5.7-magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
November 9th, 2011
04:30 PM ET

5.7-magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

[Posted at 4:14 p.m. ET] A school has also collapsed following the earthquake in Turkey's Van province, according to Turkish state broadcaster, TRT.

Video from DHA showed residents and rescuers in a floodlit nighttime search effort combing through rubble of what appeared to have been a multistory building in Van.

One survivor was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building, but there were no early indications of how many people might be unaccounted for in the aftermath of the quake.

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[Posted at 4:06 p.m. ET] At least 18 buildings, including two hotels, have collapsed in eastern Turkey after the 5.7-magnitude quake struck, Reuters is reporting, citing Turkish state TV.

Journalists are reporting that some buildings weakened by the 7.2-magnitude quake on October 23 in the same province are now seeing structural damage. The previous quake killed more than 600 people.

[Posted at 3:55 p.m. ET] A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was 16 kilometers (9 miles) south of the town of Van, the USGS said, and its depth was 4.8 kilometers (3 miles). The quake hit at 9:23 p.m. (2:23 p.m. ET), it said.

Reuters is reporter that a hotel and an office building have collapsed in Van, citing Turkish state TV.

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  1. Lonewolf

    If the end is near put your head between your legs and kiss your A$$ good by 😉

    November 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. R.I.P Gaddafi

    You religious fanatics need to be rounded up and fed to a pack of wolves

    November 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. R.I.P Gaddafi

    America caused those earthquakes with their HAARP weapon.

    November 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)

    All you freakin fracking freaks need to quit fracking around. We all had our freakin fracking fun the the other day, so frack off.

    November 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. librarygirl111

    That's impressive with the asteroid, ufoteacher. Whatts your source that says nasa claimed this asteroid caused the magnetic fields to cause the eartjquake?

    I'd really like to check that out. Thanks

    November 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thumper

    The Belief Blog is thataway...-->

    November 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andreas Moser

    I love earthquakes.

    November 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dr.RUFFNUTT

    earthquakes..= jesus's alarm clock..

    November 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dr.RUFFNUTT

    how much longer you think jesus is going to hit the snooze button?

    November 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      awwl thatso cute...i snooze 3times every morning...

      November 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Truth

    All these Random Earthquakes lately. Good to know that they are random. Unknown. And not related somehow.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. an Israeli

    Poor Turks.

    Poor little Turks. Poor stupid little Turks. Poor stupid violent little Turks. Poor stupid violent radical little Turks. Poor stupid violent radical hypocritical little Turks. The Turks are my friends. I must help them.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. R.I.P Gaddafi

    @Israeli:You nor your wicked ancestors are from the seed of Abraham.There is no proof that your ancestors were enslaved by the ancient Egyptians.And for the record you Israelis are of your father the devil.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Israel supported Gadhafi

    @RIP. The Israeli mossad recruited and armed 50,000 men to help Gadhafi you moron. GB and the US placed him in power to begin with. What a twit.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Hebby Dee

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    November 10, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
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