Turkey: Earthquakes - Mar 2010
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 which struck at 4:32 am local time on Monday, 8 March 2010 killed 51 people at Basyurt in Elazig province in eastern Turkey. (ADRC, 8 Mar 2010)
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- IBC: IBC (INTERNATIONAL BLUE CRESCENT) RESPONDS TO ELAZIG TURKEY EARTHQUAKE. 8 Mar 2010
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The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the WHO Country Office in Turkey have been closely monitoring the situation in Elazig province in eastern Turkey, where a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck on 8 March 2010 at 04:32 am local time (02:32 GMT).
International Blue Crescent (IBC)has launched a campaign to respond to the emergency needs of earthquake victims in Elazig-Eastern Turkey.
- Minister says 51 people killed, revised
down from earlier
* Quake centred in thinly-populated area of eastern Turkey
(Updates death toll, adds prime minister's statement)
By Ferit Demir
KOVANCILAR, Turkey, March 8 (Reuters)
- A strong earthquake killed at least 51 villagers in a remote part of
eastern Turkey before dawn on Monday, officials said, and aftershocks continued
for hours while rescuers searched for trapped survivors.
ISTANBUL, March 8 (Reuters) - The death toll in a powerful earthquake which shook eastern Turkey early on Monday has risen to 38 people, Kovancilar Mayor Bekir Yanilmaz was quoted as saying by television channels.
The Disaster and Emergency Adminstration said the official toll stood at 20, with 60 people injured, in a quake with a magnitude of 6.0 which struck at 4:32 am local time (0232 GMT) centred at Basyurt in Elazig province.
* Monday, March 08, 2010 at 02:32:35 UTC
* Monday, March 08, 2010 at 04:32:35 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location: 38.886°N, 39.974°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region: EASTERN TURKEY
Distances: 45 km (25 miles) W of Bingol, Turkey
70 km (40 miles) ENE of Elazig, Turkey
105 km (65 miles) SSE of Erzincan, Turkey
625 km (390 miles) E of ANKARA, Turkey
Note: Map production date estimated.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 which struck at 4:32 am local time on Monday, 8 March 2010 killed 51 people at Basyurt in Elazig province in eastern Turkey.