Bay Area Relates To Magnitude 5.7 Turkish Quake

(CBS SF / CNN Wire) — As much as here in Northern California, earthquakes are a fact of geological life in Turkey, which experienced a magnitude 5.7 quake on Wednesday – its second major tremor in a couple of weeks.

Officials said at least three people died and 50 more remained buried under rubble from the quake that struck in eastern Turkey about 9 miles south of the town of Van.

At least 18 buildings had collapsed in Van, including two hotels and one school, state-run television TRT said.

Officials also reported an aftershock of magnitude 4.4.

Parts of eastern Turkey, including the area around Van, were devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on October 23, which killed more than 500 people.

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