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SarasotaRepub
10-23-2011, 08:15 AM
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 7:47 AM EST, Sun October 23, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- A major earthquake collapsed several buildings in eastern Turkey on Sunday, trapping an unknown number citizens under debris in Van Province, state news agency Anadolu reported Sunday.

The buildings collapsed in central Van, in the village of Tabanli, the report said.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a magnitude of 7.3, though Turkey's National Earthquake Monitoring Center reported a magnitude of 6.6.

Aftershocks are expected


LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/23/world/europe/turkey-earthquake/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)