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7.3-magnitude quake hits E. Turkey: CENC


08:50, October 24, 2011

A police officer talks to a man after an earthquake in Van, eastern Turkey, on Oct. 23, 2011. An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkey on Sunday. (Xinhua/Anatolia)

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkey 6:41 p.m. Beijing Time (GMT 1041) Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 38.8 degrees north latitude and 43.5 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement on its website.

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john at 2011-10-24118.120.246.*
as a tukish citizen living in China I gladly read in the turkish websites that China is the one of the countries offered help to Tukey within 12 hours.I would like to thank all my Chinese brothers and sisters and the Chinese government and all dear Chinese friends worried for my family.Many thanks to all kind , gentle people of CHINA!

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