Another strong quake hits southeast Turkey

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 23, 2011 5:18 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 quake hit southeastern Turkey, 6 km (4 miles) south east of the city of Van at a depth of 33 km, the USGS geological survey said on Sunday.

A later bulletin said a magnitude 6.0 quake hit 20 km northwest of Van at a depth of 9 km.

Earlier a magnitude 7.2 quake hit the same area and an official said up to 1,000 people were feared killed.