June 30, 2013

Earthquake in Turkey Kills At Least 2

The Kutahya province of Turkey was hit with a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Thursday killing at least 2 people and injuring over 70 more.


The USGS Report rates the earthquake at a magnitude 5.8, but media sources differ on this point.  Europe’s earthquake tracking center, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM-ESMC) also rates this earthquake a 5.8.

Earthquake in Kutahya Province of Turkey

Map of 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Kutahya Province of Turkey

There have been reports of significant damage, as can be seen in the Associated Press video posted on YouTube.

Over 50 aftershocks to the main earthquake have been reported.

Turkey is in a very earthquake prone part of the world, and regularly experiences earthquakes like these, or much stronger.

Resources and Links

USGS Earthquake Report

European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM-ESMC) Earthquake Report

BBC Report

Associated Press Video

Did You Feel It?

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