Earthquake Shakes Eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake knocked down houses and the minarets of mosques as it devastated several small villages in eastern Turkey, killing at least 41 people.

Officials say the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit in the early morning as many people slept.

The government says the quake was followed by more than 30 aftershocks, the strongest measuring 4.1.

A Turkish official says emergency workers are trying to rescue four people from debris, while CNN-Turk television said the dead included four young sisters trapped in the rubble.

Officials say a village near the epicenter "is totally flattened."

Some of the injuries occurred during the panic, when people jumped from windows or balconies.


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  • by william Location: rocky mount on Mar 9, 2010 at 09:45 AM
    You're gonna love this citizen. From the website of you own beloved CIA factbook: Chileans are 70% Roman Catholic and 15.1% Evangelical. Are they pagan religions?
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 9, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    Anon, the best and most noted bible scholars have said just about every prophesy has been fulfilled prior to the the rapture of Gods church with the exception of the holy temple being built. And that generation (when Israel became a nation in 1948)is on the verge of passing. Jesus could come at any moment and the alignment of prophesy in books of Daniel and Revelations relating to the revived roman empire (EU), the New World Order, anti-christ is very close to being completed. Obama gives speeches in other nations regarding the bringing in of the New World Order and joining forces with the E.U. asap. Why do you think he's trying his hardest to break down and change our nation, our economy, our health care system which will pave way for enforcing the mark of the beast or coputer chip implant. It's all planned with satan's guidance within powerful evil people. They don't know all of the ramifications involved but we Christian do. They're blind and greedy for power. Be ready and prayed up
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    has anyone noticed where all these major earthquakes are erupting? they're all in countries that either worship false gods, voodoo, Allah etc. and have no relationship with the one and true living God which sent his son Jesus Christ to die for us. I've been noticing that where deadly quakes are there's evidence of ungodliness, blasphemy, ever mounting sin and corruption. Nations who reject God will suffer greatly. It's all in his timing and his wrath comes down on those who reject the truth and chose to live in sin for the wages of sin is death.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Mar 8, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    It does not matter who is to blame,lets just take money from the poor people of the U.S.A. and send it to them like we do every one elses. Forget the people here who need help. GO U.S.A.
  • by Anon Location: Jacksonville on Mar 8, 2010 at 01:42 PM
    Okay, Yes Earthquakes are in the Bible and yes they sign End of Days how ever.....There are still quite a few Prophecies that have to be fulfilled before these "major" quakes....to ease people's minds Earthquakes have been recorded since 580 B.C. and have been recorded ever since.....Now the perception that Earthquakes are happening more frequently is because we now have over 8,000 seismographs all over the world....and any earthquake that measures 3.0 or higher is recorded...Now there is actually 500,000 earthquakes EVERY year and this number has not increased... 100,000 can be felt and 100 causes MAJOR damage....these 3 that have occurred in these particular places are VERY familiar with earthquakes larger than these.... Now yes they have happened months and days apart..FACT: When Major earthquakes happen this sends out aftershocks...those aftershocks then send out Earthquakes to other areas for many months following....This happens anytime there is a Major Earthquake...
  • by mac Location: nashville nc on Mar 8, 2010 at 09:08 AM
    we can blame these earthquakes either on george bush or climate change(global warming) that's usually who and what the liberals blame.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 8, 2010 at 08:52 AM
    According to the Bible there will be one so big it will literally split the earth in half,man has turned his back On GOD now has to face his Wrath.Better wake up.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 8, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    To Anonymous, live your life like there is a long future but at the same time make sure you are saved through Jesus, Read John 3;16.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 8, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    When are the worldwide earthquakes going to stop? Enough is enough. This is taking away too many lives and too much money. William, I would knock on wood if I were you. This really scares me right here thinking about it.
  • by ANON Location: WALLACE on Mar 8, 2010 at 07:07 AM
    THE BIBEL tells us inthe book of mattyhew chapter 24 that near the the second coming ,signs would begin to appear, earthquakesm in divers places , floods and children rebelling against their parents and autorities. read it . i beleive it is around verse 27?? also one more sign is people say that all their life they hear the song JESUS is coming soon , so when is soon? JESUS said for people that ask that is a sign within itself that he is coming and soon.
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