An earthquake measuring 5.5 in eastern Turkey, Natural disasters
November 9, 2011, an earthquake measuring 5.5 in Van province and Erdzhish where previously there was a devastating earthquake measuring 7.2. The depth of the earthquake in the epicenter was five kilometers. City residents spent the night outside, fearing aftershocks after the main earthquake, which could lead to the collapse of dilapidated houses.
According to estimates by the earthquake October 23, 2011 hit about 2,900 houses heavily damaged 27,000 homes, half destroyed 41,000 homes. The number of victims at the moment is 604 people injured — 4152 people left without homes — 241,000 people.