Earthquake in Turkey. Please do not hesitate to contact Sun Island Tours, your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern experts, if you need further information.
A very strong damaging earthquake occurred yesterday Monday 24/10/11 in the Van province in eastern Turkey.
The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake at 7.3 magnitudes but later downgraded it to 7.2.
The quake that struck Van, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds, was Turkey’s strongest in years. Many buildings collapsed in Ercis and Van, officials said.
The area is still hit with continuous aftershocks, less powerful than yesterday but still strong enough to not trust the inside of the houses. People are warming up in the heat of a campfire and covered with sheets.
The earthquake occurred in the far eastern part of Turkey nearby the border of Iran and it is approximately 600km away from our closest of tourism spot.
At this stage Cappadocia, Istanbul and Ankara are safe spots where to travel and our clients have not been affected by the earthquake.
Please do not hesitate to contact Sun Island Tours, your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern experts if you need further information.
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Source = Sun Island Tours