2011 Ercis-Van earthquake

Van earthquake of 2011, also called the Ercis earthquake or Ercis-Van earthquake, severe earthquake that struck near the cities of Ercis and Van in eastern Turkey on October 23, 2011. More than 570 people were killed, and thousands of structures in Ercis, Van and other nearby towns were destroyed. The earthquake was felt as far away as Jordan and southern Russia.

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