23 Oct '11, 2pm

Up to 1,000 feared dead in Turkey quake

Up to 1,000 feared dead in Turkey quake

ANKARA: An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern Turkey Sunday, with a seimological institute estimating up to 1,000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings. The powerful quake, the strongest to hit the country in years, and its aftershocks struck Van, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds. "500 to 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the quake," Professor Mustafa Erdik, director of the Kandilli seismological institute in Istanbul, told a news conference. Earlier reports did not speak of casualties but many were feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings and officials warned they were struggling to assess the extent of the damage. At least 50 people were taken to hospital in Van, Anatolia news agency said. "There is serious human and material loss," said a brief statement from the the national disaster ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/116...

Tweets

TODAYonline | World | 1,000 feared dead as powe...

todayonline.com 23 Oct '11, 9pm

VAN (Turkey) - A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake which shook south-east Turkey yesterday may have killed up to a 1,000 p...

217 dead in Turkey quake

217 dead in Turkey quake

channelnewsasia.com 24 Oct '11, 3am

ANKARA: Rescuers searched Monday for victims of a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 217 people, w...

Pictures: At least 138 killed, 350 injured after 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

Pictures: At least 138 killed, 350 injured afte...

straitstimes.com 23 Oct '11, 12pm

People try to save people trapped under debris in Tabanli village near the city of Van after a powerful earthquake struck ...

Major quake that jolted #Turkey felt in north-w...

straitstimes.com 23 Oct '11, 2pm

TEHERAN (AFP) - The major quake that jolted Turkey on Sunday was felt over the border in north-west Iran, causing some pan...

On Our Radar: A Quake in Turkey: The 7.2-magnit...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Oct '11, 3pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Workers dig through the rubble in search of survivors in Van, a town in eastern Turkey...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Quake in Turkey: Th...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Oct '11, 3pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Workers dig through the rubble in search of survivors in Van, a town in eastern Turkey...

Hopes fade of finding survivors from wreckage of massive Turkey earthquake which killed nearly 300

Hopes fade of finding survivors from wreckage o...

straitstimes.com 25 Oct '11, 2am

Hopes of finding more survivors from a massive earthquake that killed nearly 300 people in eastern Turkey were diminishing...

Designing for Safety in Turkey and Other Earthq...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Oct '11, 8pm

Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anatolia Agency, via Associated Press Residents of Van, Turkey, search a collapsed building for surv...

Dot Earth Blog: Designing for Safety in Turkey ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Oct '11, 8pm

Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anatolia Agency, via Associated Press Residents of Van, Turkey, search a collapsed building for surv...

Video of cheap, but safer building design for T...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Oct '11, 8pm

Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anatolia Agency, via Associated Press Residents of Van, Turkey, search a collapsed building for surv...

Dot Earth Blog: Designing for Safety in Turkey ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Oct '11, 8pm

Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anatolia Agency, via Associated Press Residents of Van, Turkey, search a collapsed building for surv...

Baby rescued 48 hours after Turkey quake

Baby rescued 48 hours after Turkey quake

channelnewsasia.com 25 Oct '11, 12pm

ERCIS, Turkey - Rescuers plucked a two-week-old baby girl from the rubble on Tuesday 48 hours after a devastating earthqua...

monday’s mixed bag of green news

alternativeconsumer.com 24 Oct '11, 12pm

Turkey Quake Toll Exceeds 260 Dead, Hundreds Missing – reuters Too little, too late …Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order o...

PM Lee offers condolences and assistance to Turkey

PM Lee offers condolences and assistance to Turkey

straitstimes.com 24 Oct '11, 1pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent his condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the eart...

Panasonic to trim TV business, cut 1,000 jobs

Panasonic to trim TV business, cut 1,000 jobs

channelnewsasia.com 20 Oct '11, 2am

TOKYO: Japan's Panasonic is to sharply scale down its money-losing television business and cut more than 1,000 jobs, Japan...