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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


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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To: wastedyears

How long until the UN complains that the US isn’t giving their fair share of aid?


51 posted on 10/23/2011 8:32:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mazda77
Occupy AP, right on!

I'd show, but only if there was a follow-up campaign to occupy the universities.

52 posted on 10/23/2011 8:43:39 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (At least I have the decency to kill my food before I eat it.)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t have a clue. If I were in charge, I’d demand that we leave the UN, and that they vacate the headquarters in Manhattan. Then I’d ask people to come up with ideas on what to do with it, like turn it into apartments or a regular office building or whatever.

Then I’d tell people that we’d send out aid only if it’s a natural disaster. No more sending out money on a regular basis. That needs to stay in the country.

But I would just tell the UN to shove it. I hate Commies.


53 posted on 10/23/2011 9:21:21 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: JesusBmyGod; buffyt; Whenifhow; rom; persistence48; Hanna548; DvdMom; leftyontheright; FrdmLvr; ...
Here is a link to every current video from Turkey as of this posting!!!

Turkey Earthquake 3 Raw Videos
54 posted on 10/23/2011 9:24:05 AM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Fennie

Let’s send the Israeli Navy to help. They’ll only bring paint balls for self-defense, of course.


55 posted on 10/23/2011 9:31:05 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Fennie
Why is what happens in the dusty streets of Turkey, *breaking* news in America?

We flipped on the radio this morning, and they immediately led the news hour with news from Turkey, as if this occurred in Nevada, followed by some news from Libya, as if it were in Atlanta. Why is this not 2nd or back page news? Why is all this foreign news being shoved down our throats on a daily basis?

What happens in these far flung foreigner countries is now breaking news in the U.S.A?

Actually, it's every single morning now we get what they call, "Breaking" news from all over the planet shoved down our throats...All this while America circles the drain.

I find this very odd.

56 posted on 10/23/2011 10:26:31 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Winstons Julia

may the Lord bless her and keep her safe in that turbulent area of the world! :-)


57 posted on 10/23/2011 10:27:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: snoringbear
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?

Insanity = Islam

Instead of trying to learn from nature and improve their lot, Muslims just shrug and say it's "Allah's will".

58 posted on 10/23/2011 10:51:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: OneVike

I join in prayer for the victims of this disaster.


59 posted on 10/23/2011 11:08:46 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Fennie

Uhhhh, what did they say about Israel?


60 posted on 10/23/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT by aces
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To: Fennie

Israel offers quake aid to Turkey


61 posted on 10/23/2011 12:25:58 PM PDT by Strategy
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To: F15Eagle

Granted for now but with their current slide to Sharia . . .


64 posted on 10/23/2011 3:10:54 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

Magnitude Mw 7.3
Region EASTERN TURKEY
Date time 2011-10-23 10:41:22.0 UTC
Location 38.86 N ; 43.48 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 42 km N Van (pop 371,713 ; local time 13:41:22.7 2011-10-23)
21 km SE Ercis (pop 91,915 ; local time 13:41:22.7 2011-10-23)

Happened just after lunchtime.


65 posted on 10/23/2011 3:19:11 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Maybe I should have had a rim shot attached. My point was about just how wrong the AP gets everything.


66 posted on 10/23/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Cvengr

Maybe I should have had a rim shot attached. My point was about just how wrong the AP gets everything.


67 posted on 10/23/2011 3:24:40 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Fennie

Prayers for the injured, the loved ones of the injured and the dead and for all who are trying to rescue people.


68 posted on 10/23/2011 3:43:15 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: F15Eagle

Well, my 9-year-old did jump on the bed a little too hard. That might cause a big quake in Turkey.


69 posted on 10/23/2011 4:11:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: F15Eagle

There’s also the fact that so few Israelis are in Turkey these days. As if they knew about it in advance, just like the WTC on 9/11. Interesting...

No doubt they have a lever big enough to move Turkey, and told all their Mossad spies to stay out of the way while they caused an earth quack. Hmmmm...


70 posted on 10/23/2011 4:16:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mazda77

When has the AP ever been right about anything?


72 posted on 10/23/2011 4:27:37 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: nuconvert

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

.
But not from those disgusting Armenians...


73 posted on 10/23/2011 4:31:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Fennie
The biggest problem with earthquakes in places like Turkey and Iran (both countries with known very active earthquake faults) is that many buildings in both countries were built without consideration for earthquake safety, probably because it would have been too costly to implement the earthquake safety measures found on newer buildings in Taiwan, Japan and in California.

I cite for example the historic city of Bam in southeast Iran, famous for its structures built from an adobe-like material. The 2003 earthquake resulted in a massive collapse of those structures, killing 26,271 people. It could be decades before these structures--now strengthened to withstand earthquakes--are rebuilt.

74 posted on 10/23/2011 8:00:46 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: snoringbear
> So, is this where the definition of insanity was created? You know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome...

And what makes you think they expect a different outcome? :)

75 posted on 10/23/2011 10:47:54 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: RayChuang88

Contrasting this with the perhaps 100x times more energetic march quake in Japan is instructive. As can be seen in the videos of the Tsunami sweeping into the areas close to the epicenter, there was virtually no quake damage to the nearby cities. Building standards matter - a lot.

Turkey does have some decent building codes, but they are of recent date, so most buildings do not comply. There is also a fair amount of corruption going around.


76 posted on 10/24/2011 1:17:46 AM PDT by globelamp
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To: globelamp

I think another just as instructive example was the destruction of Port-au-Prince in Haiti on 12 January 2010. Because earthquakes on Haiti are very rare, the city had essentially almost no buildings that could withstand anything above a circa 5.5 magnitude earthquake. So when that earthquake struck, the death toll was horrific: some estimates put it at 316,000, with many still missing.


77 posted on 10/24/2011 4:16:05 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: dayglored
“And what makes you think they expect a different outcome? :) “

LOL, good point! I suppose you are inferring that there's a certain modicum of intelligence associated with insanity :) ?

78 posted on 10/24/2011 5:08:07 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: mazda77; John W

I had to come to Freerepublic to find out the strength of the quake. On my drive in, both stations I used have CNN. Neither gave the strength. They just said it was strong. They must have not known which numbers to go with...


79 posted on 10/24/2011 5:23:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RayChuang88

Yep, but Turkey doesn´t really have the excuses of Haiti, I.e. deep poverty and a paucity of earthquakes.

It should be noted though that this quake occurred in the poorest part of Turkey, in the far eastern part of the country, which makes things worse.


80 posted on 10/24/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT by globelamp
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To: Fennie

My Android app shows 34 more earthquakes of 4.0 or more since the 7.0+ yesterday, including at least one more 5.0+ and a 6.0+.


81 posted on 10/24/2011 7:07:36 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: wastedyears

shouldn’ that be Bush’s Fault’s fault?

seriesly.

teeman


82 posted on 10/24/2011 8:02:37 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Fennie

Occupy Wall Street crowds now protest the price gouging that will likely take place around thanksgiving from the earthquake in turkey.

teeman


83 posted on 10/24/2011 8:12:12 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: snoringbear

That’s the gift of Islam and a gift that just keeps on giving!


84 posted on 10/24/2011 8:41:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: snoringbear

But...TRADITION! That rock has killed my ancestors for 20 generations. TRADITION! TRADITION! Without our tradition, we’d be as shaky as...as...that ROCK! WATCH OUT!


85 posted on 10/24/2011 9:59:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: dragnet2

It’s too bad to hear you feel that way about Turkey atm. Sad, had it happened to you there would be at least one turkish person sending out a prayer for you and your family.

Flip the channel next time if you dont care to know.


86 posted on 10/24/2011 12:36:47 PM PDT by Amigo04
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To: cuban leaf
I had to come to Freerepublic to find out the strength of the quake. On my drive in, both stations I used have CNN. Neither gave the strength. They just said it was strong. They must have not known which numbers to go with...

One would think that SOMEbody in the local broadcast newsroom could take the ten seconds required to visit:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usb0006bqc/

and then report:

Magnitude 7.2 - EASTERN TURKEY
2011 October 23 10:41:21 UTC

Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude	7.2
Date-Time	

    Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:41:21 UTC
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 01:41:21 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location       38.628°N, 43.486°E
Depth          20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
Region         EASTERN TURKEY
Distances      16 km (9 miles) NNE of Van, Turkey
               118 km (73 miles) N of Hakkari, Turkey
               127 km (78 miles) SSE of Agri (Karakose), Turkey
               929 km (577 miles) E of ANKARA, Turkey


Location Uncertainty    Error estimate not available

Parameters    Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp= 0,
              M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), 
              Version=1

Source	      USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID      usb0006bqc

87 posted on 10/24/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Amigo04

Why is what happens in the dusty streets of Turkey, *breaking* news in America?

We flipped on the radio this morning, and they immediately led the news hour with news from Turkey, as if this occurred in Nevada, followed by some news from Libya, as if it were in Atlanta. Why is this not 2nd or back page news? Why is all this foreign news being shoved down our throats on a daily basis?

What happens in these far flung foreigner countries is now breaking news in the U.S.A?

Actually, it’s every single morning now we get what they call, “Breaking” news from all over the planet shoved down our throats...All this while America circles the drain.

I find this very odd.

__________________________________________________________

“””It’s too bad to hear you feel that way about Turkey atm. Sad, had it happened to you there would be at least one turkish person sending out a prayer for you and your family.
Flip the channel next time if you dont care to know.”””
___________________________________________________________

Get real, the people in Turkey for the most part could care less about Americans.

BTW, my comment had nothing to do with pity, having sympathy or not having sympathy, etc. That should have been obvious to you.

If you’d read the words, they clearly indicated Americans are being inundated with foreign news, to the point where it leads the news on a daily basis here in America, all while our own country is circling the drain, with more problem than we have solutions for.

This is obvious to most capable of critical thought who understand they’re conditioning Americans for their globalist, borderless, U.N. one world order schemes.

And ya can’t just “flip the channel” as you suggested because the government controlled media, basically control what ya see and hear regarding news. You haven’t noticed?

For example, while our own borders have become violent out of control war zones, with millions entering this country illegally, as American commits economic suicide, the media constantly runs stories about borders and conflicts in Bullshitistan and Afcrapistan.


88 posted on 10/24/2011 1:53:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mbarker12474

—One would think that SOMEbody in the local broadcast newsroom could take the ten seconds required to visit: —

You’d think.

That’s why I don’t really respect the media much.


89 posted on 10/25/2011 4:51:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dragnet2

‘Why is what happens in the dusty streets of Turkey, *breaking* news in America?

We flipped on the radio this morning, and they immediately led the news hour with news from Turkey, as if this occurred in Nevada, followed by some news from Libya, as if it were in Atlanta. Why is this not 2nd or back page news? Why is all this foreign news being shoved down our throats on a daily basis?

What happens in these far flung foreigner countries is now breaking news in the U.S.A?

Actually, it’s every single morning now we get what they call, “Breaking” news from all over the planet shoved down our throats...All this while America circles the drain.

I find this very odd.’

Are you for real?.


90 posted on 10/25/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: snoringbear; SunkenCiv; blam; All

These people definitely need to study and use straw bale construction techniques. Much more quake proof and no heavy stones to crush and kill. Lots about straw bale at Google; also hurrican resistant.

Meanwhile, here is a story about the aftermath of the great Japan tsunami. Apparently a 1,000 by 2,000 mile debris field is headed our way. Due to hit Midway in Jan., Hawaii in 2013 and North America in 2014. I certainly hope all those West Coast recyclers make their plans well in advance. Twenty million tons is a lot of debris. SC, this might be suitable for the Catastrophism list.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/25/japan-tsunami-debris-hawaii_n_1031299.html?ncid=webmail7


91 posted on 10/25/2011 9:09:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: dragnet2; All

Hey, don’t complain. Today the front page news in a local paper was about a doggy doo court case, complete with full page photo of cute fluffy white dog.;-)


92 posted on 10/25/2011 9:13:33 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: dragnet2; All

The government controlled media? Is this why 90% of talk radio is conservative or evangelical?


93 posted on 10/25/2011 9:20:57 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
The government controlled media? Is this why 90% of talk radio is conservative or evangelical?

You might want to read the post a bit slower. Noticed the word, "News."

"And ya can’t just “flip the channel” as you suggested because the government controlled media, basically control what ya see and hear regarding news. You haven’t noticed?"

94 posted on 10/25/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gleeaikin
Tsunami Debris to Hit U.S. Sooner Than Expected
95 posted on 10/25/2011 9:33:31 PM PDT by blam
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To: gleeaikin
yeah, agree. Lots of goat poop for a binder for sure.

segwaying over to the Japan Tsunami; I read the article about all this flotsam coming our way yesterday. The first question that came to mind for me was; “is this stuff radioactive”? Well, one thing for sure, there's plenty of unemployed Californians available to clean up their beaches. Oop’s, almost forgot; Calie folks would find this sort of work beneath them. Guess the illegals will probably do it for them though. Course, Calie folks being the good environmentalist's they are will want to dump the stuff in some neighboring state rather than disposing it within their own borders. Guess I would be ok with Nevada - anyone know Harry Reid's address? LOL!

96 posted on 10/26/2011 4:34:04 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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