7.2-magnitude earthquake slams Turkey; at many as 1,000 feared dead

October 23, 2011

Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in a village near the eastern Turkish city of Van October 23, 2011. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey’s Van province on Sunday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis. (Reuters Pictures)

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VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – As many as 1,000 people were feared killed Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said.

Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey’s border with Iran.

“We heard cries and groaning from underneath the debris, we are waiting for the rescue teams to arrive,” Halil Celik, a young man who lived in the center of the city, told Reuters as he stood beside the ruins of building that had collapsed before his eyes.

“All of a sudden, a quake tore down the building in front of me. All the bystanders, we all ran to the building and rescued two injured people from the ruins.”

Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 1041 GMT and was five kilometres (three miles) deep.

Around 10 buildings collapsed in Van city and about 25-30 buildings were brought to the ground in the nearby district of Ercis, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters.

“We estimate around 1,000 buildings are damaged and our estimate is for hundreds of lives lost. It could be 500 or 1,000,” Kandilli Observatory general manager Mustafa Erdik told a news conference.



5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast

August 23, 2011

…Beware My Zionist Earthquakes!


Admit it… how many thought it was a terrorist attack? I could feel it in Poughkeepsie. I thought someone was beating off in my house. I tried to ignore the shaking… but I think it was this earthquake I was ignoring.

…An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capital to New York City Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia.There were no immediate reports of damage. It is not clear how far the earthquake spread, but tremors were felt throughout New York City office buildings and as far north as Concord, N.H.

Beware My Zionist Earthquakes!

June 2, 2011

From Iran’s FARS “news” agency:

A prominent Palestinian activist cautioned on Wednesday that the Zionist regime of Israel is likely to attempt to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque through an artificial earthquake, and urged all Islamic countries to show an immediate and strong reaction to the Israeli plans against the first Muslim Keble.

“The Zionist regime authorities may find control over the Al Aqsa Mosque or issue the order for its destruction through an artificial quake which now seems to be the case, given the Zionists’ continued diggings and excavation operations under the Al Aqsa Mosque,” Khater noted.

You would think that they could come up with something more original. Aftrall, the “artificial quake” threat has been around for years.

In 2009, an “expert on Israeli affairs” said that Israel was going to create an earthquake in the Negev or the Red Sea in order to destroy Al Aqsa.

And a Hamas MP made the same accusation in 2007.

Looting in Japan… not what you think! You would too… DON’T LIE!

March 26, 2011
MMMM…. Beer…When a tsunami blasted through Kirin Brewery’s seaside facilities here, it tipped over giant beer-storage tanks and spread a blanket of beer bottles, barrels and other goods across the port. The beverages that spilled out were then hit a second time: by a surge of thirsty residents.  Witnesses say hundreds of people carted off beer, coffee, juice and other goods that had escaped Kirin’s massive warehouse when the tsunami waters receded. “All kinds of people came and were taking things away, they kept coming until everything was gone,” on Saturday, said Makoto Igarashi, who manages a gas station
SENDAI, Japan via online.wsj.com