Credits: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images October 23, 2011 – This Sunday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Van province of Turkey, leaving 471 people killed and 1,650 injured. These numbers are expected to rise as rescue crews continue to find survivors.
Credits: US Geological Service The epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake was near Van which has a population of 372,000. Its frequent aftershocks delayed the efforts of many rescue teams.
Credits: AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici People walk by a pile of debris on the following day of the earthquake.
Credits: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images A man walks by a collapsed building in Ercis.
Credits: Burhan Ozbilici, AP A family waits for news about missing relatives as rescue teams continue to find survivors.
Credits: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images Turkish people sit on a street in the Ercis province of Van after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Credits: Baz Ratner/Reuters Two men share comfort in front of a collapsed building.
Credits: AFP/Getty Images Relatives of earthquake victims cry in the town of Ercis after the earthquake.
Credits: AP Photo/ Abdurrahman Antakyali, Anatolia A girl and the surrounding people react to the 7.2 earthquake that hit southern Turkey.
Credits: AP Photo/ Abdurrahman Antakyali, Aatolia In the city of Van, a man is seen carrying an injured child after the earthquake.
Credits: Osman Orsal/Reuters A man collects his belongings from his collapsed home after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Sunday, October 23 rd , leaving many injured and some dead.
Credits: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images People can be seen passing bread to displaced locals after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake left many homeless in the province of Van, Turkey.
Credits: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images Turkish rescue workers search the ruins of a destroyed building in Ercis.
Credits: Rex Features/KeystoneUSA-ZUMA Rescue teams and locals work together to find survivors after the earthquake that hit the province of Van in Turkey.
Credits: Adem Altan, AFP/Getty Images Rescue workers watch as a crane lifts debris off a collapsed building.
Credits: Mustafa Ozer, AFP/Getty Images Turkish soldiers take a break during a rescue operation to salvage people from a fallen building.
Credits: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images Azra Karaduman, a 2-week old baby, is saved from a pile of debris by rescue workers.