UPDATE: Eastern Turkey 6.4 Quake UPGRADED TO 7.3 ? (Video)

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

-As of this report (4 hours ago)
Sadly, Officials have confirmed that 100 people died in the City of Van, 117 in the town of Ercis; with a total of 1,000 injured... More than 100 aftershocks have shook the area after the earthquake struck yesterday morning...

Image: Van City; Turkey -2011

The massive Eastern Turkey Quake has killed more than 200; with hundreds still missing... Rescue workers and bystanders have been battling throughout the night to reach those still trapped under the rubble of flattened buildings; some still crying out for help...

-MAP: [Link to] With a population of 1 million, it's usually a bustling city, home to many ancient buildings... Also said to be the worst Quake in the country's history... So very dreadful...
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 ; Time 13:41:22.7 2011-10-23
21 km SE Ercis (pop 91,915 ; local time 13:41:22.7 2011-10-23)
-QUAKE: 6.4, to 7.3; HUGE CONTRAST! [ht:godlikeproductions]

Foreign Secretary William Hague has offered to send British rescue teams to help find survivors and those who escaped the natural disaster.... Erdogan has visit the scenes of the disaster and the injured survivors in hospital. -NOTE: Many are desperately injured, trapped, & are missing; yet Turkish Leaders [refuse help from Israel] .. For the sake of saving many lives; I do hope they accept help, quickly...

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