Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits eastern Turkey: USGS

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Posted: Oct 23, 2011 7:03 AM
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits eastern Turkey: USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit 35 km (22 miles) northeast of the Turkish city of Van on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake at 1041 GMT was 94.5 km deep, it said.

Van is close to the Iranian border.

(Reporting by David Stamp)