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Turkey / Earthquake / Search and Rescue / Mexico Quake #431545

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) An earthquake in western Turkey reported; scenes shown from Istanbul, Turkey.

(Istanbul: Jerrold Kessel) The destruction from the earthquake featured; ground-level scenes shown from Istanbul, Turkey, of wrecked buildings and of the injured and of rescue efforts.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Recent major earthquakes in the same area noted.

(Atlanta: Ann Kellan) The reasons for earthquakes in the Turkey area examined; scenes shown of people being dug out. [Georgia Tech Tim LONG - says this is one in a sequence of quakes; explains fault motions.] [Voice of United States Geological Survey Robert WESSON - says aftershocks are likely.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) World relief for the Turkey earthquake reported.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) United States aid to Turkey featured; scenes shown of a search and rescue team preparing to go to Turkey. [President CLINTON - says we must stand with Turkey, long our ally.] [Fairfax County fire department Chief Ed STINETTE - says we can make live rescues.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Mexico City: Harris Whitbeck) The lessons learned from the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, featured; scenes shown of the damages and rebuilding. [National Center for Disaster Prevention Roberto MELI - says many buildings in Mexico City have been ungraded.] Mexico's quake prediction system described. [In the streets, WOMAN - wonders about earthquake prevention measures.]

Reporter(s):
Kellan, Ann;
Kessel, Jerrold;
Koppel, Andrea;
Shaw, Bernard;
Whitbeck, Harris
Duration:
00:08:50

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