Early on Monday, a powerful earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude was felt in southeast Turkey.
According to reports, it caused several regional structures to collapse and was felt in multiple provinces.
According to the USGS, the earthquake’s epicenter was roughly 20 miles (33 kilometers) from Gaziantep, a significant city and province seat. From the town of Nurdagi, it was approximately 26 kilometers (16 miles) away.
According to the U.S., its center was 18 kilometers (11 miles) below the surface. geographic survey About 10 minutes later, a 6.7 temblor shook the earth strongly.
The town of Pazarcik, located in the province of Kahramanmaras, was the epicenter of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake, according to AFAD, Turkey’s disaster and emergency management organization.
According to HaberTurk television, several structures collapsed in the nearby provinces of Malatya, Diyarbakir, and Malatya.
There were no reports of casualties right away.
Major fault lines run through Turkey, which is frequently affected by earthquakes.
In addition to Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the earthquake were all felt.
The central city of Hama and the northern city of Aleppo both experienced some building collapses, according to the state-run media in Syria.
According to the opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense, numerous buildings fell northwest of Syria, controlled by rebels, and borders Turkey.
TURKEY — Several hundred people are reportedly dead after a 7.8 MAG earthquake struck the country at 4:30 AM.
Apartment buildings have collapsed and there are many reports of people trapped underneath.pic.twitter.com/W28ztg4gAG
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 6, 2023