Williams himself tweeted that all was well: "Thanks everyone for checking on me I'm OK the quake was very far from Istanbul" and suggested that he had only heard about it, not felt it, "I just heard about it a couple hours ago!"
The earthquake's epicenter was roughly 800 miles from both Izmir, where Williams played (and Billy King watched) Saturday, and Istanbul, where he and his family live. The quake, at 7.3 magnitude, caused dozens of buildings to collapse in and around Van, near the Iranian border. The area is quite prone to earthquakes.
- Deron Williams says he and his family are safe following Turkey earthquake - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
D-Will tweets on earthquake in Turkey - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Williams tweets he's OK after deadly earthquake in Turkey - Kristie Ackert - New York Daily News