As a result of the earthquake in Turkey on Sunday, killing five hundred to a thousand people. This is reported by the media with a nod to the center for the study of earthquakes in the Turkish city of Kandilli.
Strong tremors felt in neighboring Armenia. The country had recorded tremors 3-5 points on a 12-point scale, "MSC-64", according to the National Survey for Seismic Protection of Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations. Death and destruction in the republic.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the time had arrived for a three day state visit to Russia. As ITAR-TASS in the Armenian delegation, the earthquake did not affect the program of his visit to Moscow. "There are no changes to the program do not, this issue was not even discussed," — said the head of the presidential press service Mary Harutyunyan. On Monday, Sargsyan will hold talks in the Kremlin with President Dmitry Medvedev.
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred in eastern Turkey. Its epicenter was located about 35 km north-east of the city of Van. The earthquake lies at a depth of about 100 km. According to preliminary data, in Turkey, there is destruction, under the rubble of buildings may be people. Echoes of tremors were felt also in Georgia and Iran.