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Powerful Earthquake Collapses Buildings In Turkey
IsraelNationalNews ^ | October 23, 2011

Posted on 10/23/2011 5:01:50 AM PDT by Fennie

A strong earthquake collapsed homes and buildings in eastern Turkey Sunday morning. Casualty report to come.

The mid-day earthquake was recorded at 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to a Greek news agency, and 6.6 by the Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: buildings; catastrophism; collapses; earthquake; earthquaketurkey; erdogan; islam; israel; mohammed; muslims; mymuslimfaith; powerful; turkey; turkeyquake; van
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1 posted on 10/23/2011 5:01:54 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006bqc.php


2 posted on 10/23/2011 5:04:07 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Fennie

First, God’s blessings on all those in that region.

Second;

“The mid-day earthquake was recorded at 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to a Greek news agency, and 6.6 by the Associated Press.”

This will be a fun intellectual exercise to figure out which one is right.


3 posted on 10/23/2011 5:05:13 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

USGS currently has it at 7.3.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 5:06:26 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

Now why did you do that? It just screwed up the game to see how the AP stunningly got it wrong again. LOL!

I guess some intern just cut and pasted the prepared report from a past article and forgot the tiny detail of the strength.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 5:08:09 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

I was going to include some anti-AP commentary, but, they are so obviously worthless I thought why bother.


6 posted on 10/23/2011 5:10:01 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Errant

Sympathy quake....


7 posted on 10/23/2011 5:11:17 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: John W

Maybe we should start our own campaign against them

Occupy AP, right on!

hehehehehehe


8 posted on 10/23/2011 5:12:45 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Fennie

Isn’t 7.3 an unusually strong earthquake for that region??

Perhaps I’m wrong, or caffiene-deprived, but it seems that all, or most, of the ‘devastating’ earthquakes in the northeastern Mediteranean region have been in the 5-6 range....


9 posted on 10/23/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

Banner only on msnbc.com right now. It’s kind of early for those that gather the news these days. Sunday Today is live, but, they have their canned marching orders before they can get to even mentioning this.

BREAKING NEWS: Turkey quake kills ‘many’ people, town’s mayor tells AP


10 posted on 10/23/2011 5:17:49 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

“BREAKING NEWS: Turkey quake kills ‘many’ people, town’s mayor tells AP”

Having been in that part of the world I ponder the question; over the eons how many people have these same rocks fell on and killed? The peasants build their houses by stacking loose rocks for walls and then there’s an earth quake, stones fall and kill people. Then, these rocks are stacked for walls again, then there’s another earthquake, rocks fall and kill a bunch of people, repeat process over and over till you are tired. So, is this where the definition of insanity was created? You know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome...


11 posted on 10/23/2011 5:26:38 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Uncle Ike

It’s bad, but in that region (Greece and Turkey) it isn’t unusual.


12 posted on 10/23/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: snoringbear

Well, you KNOW what their Ideology (I am among those who are refusing to call it a “religion”) is, which is ALSO the definition of insanity.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 5:34:14 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

I have a wonderful HS friend from Istanbul.


14 posted on 10/23/2011 5:41:06 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Fennie

7.2 seems to be the latest nunber...Not getting much attention on tv


15 posted on 10/23/2011 5:48:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Your predictions are uncanny! ;)

Exploring the area via google earth, seems to indicate this is the site of an ancient super volcano. A lake covers a possible caldera with what looks to be smaller volcanic sites surrounding it.

16 posted on 10/23/2011 5:50:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: nuconvert

Sunday Today had a mention in their first news set up which came fifteen minutes in and followed the scripted conversation between Lester Holt and David Gregory about what a foreign policy ace we now have for a president.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 5:50:43 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Winstons Julia

I hope your friend is safe during these turbulent times. I was not implying that ALL the people in Turkey are insane. I was referring to the insane IDEOLOGY that enslaves them. If one loves people, one hates enslavement.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 5:50:53 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: John W; Fennie

“”There are so many dead. Several buildings have collapsed, there is too much destruction,” said Zulfikar Arapoglu, the mayor for the town of Ercis told NTV television.

“We need urgent aid, we need medics,” he added.

The state-run Anatolia news agency said rescue workers were trying to reach people believed to be trapped under the wreckage of a seven-story building in Van, close to the Iranian border.”


19 posted on 10/23/2011 5:55:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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21 posted on 10/23/2011 6:01:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Uncle Ike

No, M 7-8s are pretty common in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean from a historical perspective. The 1999 Izmit quake in NW Turkey was a 7.6.

A wide variety of earthquakes of this magnitude have struck Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Syria etc. particularly about 800-1,500 years ago.


22 posted on 10/23/2011 6:10:35 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: left that other site

You know ... I don’t know what religion she is. It never occurred to me to ask her back in the day. Very sweet girl. Likes to sing.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 6:12:35 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: mazda77

The Greek reporting undoubtedly was based on the metric Richter scale.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Uncle Ike; All

Maybe, however, I don’t they have the building standards that we do..


25 posted on 10/23/2011 6:21:09 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Obama is siding with the American Nazi Party with the OWS Protestors..)
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To: Errant
Exploring the area via google earth, seems to indicate this is the site of an ancient super volcano

Yes, one can identify a supervolcano by looking at Google Earth for 10 seconds.

Sigh.

There are a number of volcanoes in the region, but Lake Van itself is not a caldera. It was formed from a lava flow from one of the volcanoes blocking drainage in the region.

26 posted on 10/23/2011 6:23:50 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Uncle Ike

They had a huge one in 99, near Izmit (one hour from istanbul, east). It leveled a lot of stuff.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 6:25:58 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Fennie

Every day another earthquake. The quake gods are not happy and are demanding a sacrifice. Perhaps they’d be ok with RATS out of D.C.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 6:26:25 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: nuconvert

Reuters is reporting there are no deaths. Hard to believe in that rubble.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 6:33:42 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: bgill
That may be the Turkish gov't attempting spin.

Prayers for folks in Turkey, the dead, injured, and all in harm's way.

30 posted on 10/23/2011 6:37:44 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I guess that I’ll need to go to the toolbox and get out the metric adjustable wrench. I think it used to be called a crescent wrench.

Greece had it right as shown on the USGS site. The AP must have been measuring it from OWS using the bongos as a calibrator.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 6:38:39 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Winstons Julia

Her personal religion , whatever it may be, is not the problem. The ideology which calls itself “islam” is attempting to destroy whatever freedoms Turkish people may have had at one time in that country. For a brief time in history, Turkey had become a nascent modern society, with beautiful tourist destinations, requesting membership in NATO, and, for all intents and purposes, a secular approach to government. If, however, the MB has its way, your friend will find herself in a misogynist Medieval, backward and violent society that frowns upon Sweet Women Who Like To Sing. My heart goes out to nice, normal people who find themselves suddenly thrust into such situations. It might be good to pray for your friend!


32 posted on 10/23/2011 6:41:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: bgill

I’m guessing 30-50,000 killed or so.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 6:44:51 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: bgill

That sounds a bit premature


34 posted on 10/23/2011 6:48:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mazda77

Or maybe the AP number was after its IMF haircut.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 6:49:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Uncle Ike

August 17, 1999
Izmit, Turkey
7.6 quake
over 17,000 dead
Unofficial reports of 35,000 dead

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_%C4%B0zmit_earthquake


36 posted on 10/23/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT by ChiefKD (How many countries are our soldiers fighting in now?)
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To: left that other site

The other day she “liked” my Reagan quote “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.”


37 posted on 10/23/2011 6:57:00 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Fennie
Sunday morning.... mid-day earthquake

Apparently the international press has abandoned the use of editors, as well. (Other reports indicate early afternoon)

38 posted on 10/23/2011 6:58:20 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: mazda77
Now why did you do that? It just screwed up the game to see how the AP stunningly got it wrong again. LOL!

Well replace it with another game: How soon and how many billions will the US give to Turkey.

39 posted on 10/23/2011 7:06:49 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: The Theophilus

10-4. How many new MIGs can they buy with that “humanitarian” aid?


40 posted on 10/23/2011 7:09:10 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Errant
It's all in the S/Wave....which for this EQ the world's webicorders depict a much more reasonable one...lol
41 posted on 10/23/2011 7:14:08 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: nuconvert

As I said, it’s hard to believe.


42 posted on 10/23/2011 7:14:08 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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43 posted on 10/23/2011 7:14:13 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: bgill; All

Fox just said 45 buildings collapsed.


44 posted on 10/23/2011 7:19:30 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: nuconvert

It doesn’t involve 0, yet. Wait until he can make a ‘statement’ on it with— please send me donations so I can help.


45 posted on 10/23/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks Fennie.




46 posted on 10/23/2011 7:31:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mewzilla

My BIL is in Turkey right now, tending to his Mother. Western Turkey luckily, in Izmir, I think/hope!


47 posted on 10/23/2011 7:37:52 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Fennie

Bush’s fault.

(somebody had to)


48 posted on 10/23/2011 7:41:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Fennie

Pray for those affected esp those trapped.


49 posted on 10/23/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: John W

“about what a foreign policy ace we now have for a president.”

Easy for the unknown: Borrow money from China to give to another enemy.


50 posted on 10/23/2011 8:25:33 AM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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