At least 22 people Friday night for the live through a major earthquake in the Turkish province of Elazig, is approximately 550 kilometres south-east of the capital city of Ankara. Furthermore, were 920 people were injured, and search for emergency responders in the rubble for a further thirty of them. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8.
Seventeen of the victims were in Elazig, and four people were killed in the neighboring province of Malatya.
The area is sparsely populated, so it will be difficult to find out the exact amount of casualties and damage in the future. Many buildings have been destroyed, but no matter how much we do not know.
Out of the fear for impact it is the inhabitants do not return to damaged buildings. There will be tents, mattresses, and bed sheets to the area to be controlled.
According to Turkish authorities, the earthquake is in the category with three on the national level, which means that at the national level, support is needed. When the shock of the fourth and final category would be at the level of international assistance may be requested.
The quake could also be felt in the neighboring countries of Iran, Syria, and saudi arabia.
30Huizen in the rubble following a deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey