Nature: Earthquake: Turkey 2011/10/23

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Nature: Earthquake: Turkey 2011/10/23 Gender: N/A
Van earthquake
born on 23 October 2011 at 13:41 (= 1:41 PM )
Place Van, Turkey, 38n37, 43e29
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°43' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°37 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 28°17'

Nature: Earthquake: Turkey 2011/10/23 (Mikenorton)
photo: Mikenorton, license gfdl


Turkist earthquake of 7.2 magnitude, killing over 500 people and injuring many more. The town of Ercis was reported to be the worst hit. Wintry rain and snow impeded rescue efforts and added to the woes of survivors who were made homeless in the earthquake.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

PT quokes USGS for coordinates at the epicenter, 16 km (9 miles) NNE of Van, Turkey

38.628°N, 43.486°E


  • Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (earthquake 7.2)