Sunday, November 14, 1999 Published at 23:49 GMT
In pictures: Turkey's desperate search
Funerals are already being held for some of the hundreds killed in the disaster.
Saziye Bulut was rescued from the ruins of her home. She is one of the few people to have been dug out alive. Many more are trapped.
In Kaynasli, a survivor, Gul Cil, clasps her hands as rescue workers leave a collapsed building without finding her relatives.
Many of the buildings in nearby Duzce - the epicentre of the quake - were completely destroyed.
Rescue workers take a break in front of the ruins of a mosque in Kaynasli.
German volunteers with sniffer dogs are among 1,500 rescuers from Turkey and abroad.
A family in Duzce who, like thousands of others, have been forced to seek shelter in an emergency tent city in near-zero temperatures.
Two survivors comfort each other.
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