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Earthquake hits western Turkey; TV station says injured being treated at a hospital

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Earthquake hits western Turkey; TV station says injured being treated at a hospital





ANKARA, Turkey — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Turkey on Thursday, and there were reports of casualties and damaged buildings in one town. The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said the quake in Kutahya province occurred at 23:15 p.m. (2015GMT) and was centered near the town of Simav. AHaber TV said there were casualties at a hospital in Simav, but did not say how many. Ambulances reportedly ferried the injured for treatment.

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Well another one, the world is pretty busy these days.
I hope this isn't the precursor of something bigger.

My heart goes out to the people of Turkey hope they are ok.


OnlyLove.
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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Yeah, by the looks of it, they got quite a few aftershocks too! All around the 4.3 or 4.6 Magnitude range.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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1970 03 28 - Gediz, Turkey - M 6.9 Fatalities 1,086
• 1971 05 12 - Western Turkey - M 6.3
• 1971 05 22 - Eastern Turkey - M 6.9 Fatalities 1,000
• 1975 09 06 - Turkey - M 6.7 Fatalities 2,000
• 1983 10 30 - Turkey - M 6.9 Fatalities 1,342
• 1999 08 17 - Izmit, Turkey - M 7.6 Fatalities 17,118
• 1999 11 12 - Duzce, Turkey - M 7.2 Fatalities 894
• 2002 02 03 - Turkey - M 6.5 Fatalities 44
• 2003 01 27 - Turkey - M 6.1
• 2003 05 01 - Eastern Turkey - M 6.4 Fatalities 177
• 2004 07 01 - Eastern Turkey - M 5.1 Fatalities 18
• 2010 03 08 - Eastern Turkey - M 6.1 Fatalities 51

U.S.G.S. have now downgraded it to M5.8. I hope there aren,t many injuries
and hopefully no fatalities.



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