A few hours ago a 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey 16km from the city of Van according to the USGS. According to both CNN (video below) and the AP, there appears to be significant damage. Here is a live stream from Turkish television on the quake.
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We will continue to provide updates as our situational awareness increases.
Al Jazeera reports from earthquake-hit Turkey