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Earthquake in Eastern Turkey, 23rd October 2011, 7.2mb

A large earthquake occured in Eastern Turkey, approximately 15km NNE of the town Van.  The death toll from the earthquake is over 500 people. At least 1,600 others were injured in the disaster, officials said.  For the location and more information on the event please click here

The Irish National Seismic Network picked up the event very clearly.  Below are three traces from IGLA (Galway station), IWEX (Wexford station) and IDGL (Donegal station) with P and S phases clearly seen.  Click on each trace.

Turkey earthquake IGLA

Turkey earthquake IWEX Turkey earthquake IDGL

This earthquake was also successfully registered by several of the participating schools in the Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Project organised by the Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics as part of its Outreach programme. The trace below was recorded at Scoil Breifne, Co. Cavan.