I Am thirty buildings collapsed in the province of Elazig and over forty people alive from the rubble by firefighters and rescue workers rushed to the scene. Among the people to have made it even Pinar, a woman six months pregnant saved after being buried under piles of rubble for about 12 hours. A dozen people would be still alive under the rubble.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Sivrice village of the province of Elazig is a tourist destination on the shores of lake Hazar, which is the source of the Tigris river. The shock did damage and casualties to the nearby province of Malatya.