October 2011 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in Science and Disasters news for the month of October 2011.

  • A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey (Oct. 23): An earthquake, measured at 7.2 in magnitude, strikes Turkey in Van Province, near the border of Iran. The death toll quickly rises to more than 360 and is expected to climb higher. Rescue teams work to find survivors in more than 2,260 buildings that collapsed from the earthquake. More than 1,300 are injured. Over 50 countries offer aid, including Israel, despite of strained relations between the two countries.

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