Oct 23, 2011 9:09 AM by Kate Richards
A powerful earthquake sent people running into the streets today in eastern Turkey.
At least two buildings collapsed in the city of Van.
Turkey's state-run news agency said rescue workers were trying to reach people trapped under the rubble of a seven-story building.
The U.S.G.S placed the earthquake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.3.
The earthquake struck at a shallow 4.5 miles at around 1:40 p-m local time.
The earthquake's epicenter was in a village in eastern Van Province, which borders Iran.
Turkey does cross fault lines and earthquakes are frequent.