Turkey and Syria Shaken by Strong Earthquake, 7.8 Magnitude Killed 95, Many Buildings Collapsed
Earthquake tremors were felt in Turkey on Monday. According to news agency AFP, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred 23 km east of Turkey's Nurdagi on Monday.
Earthquake tremors were felt in Turkey on Monday. According to news agency AFP, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred 23 km east of Turkey's Nurdagi on Monday. Many buildings have collapsed due to this earthquake which lasted for about a minute. A total of 95 people also died due to being buried under the debris of the buildings. According to the information, 53 people in Turkey and 42 people in Syria have lost their lives due to this earthquake. The figure is expected to increase further.Pictures from state broadcaster TRT showed extensive damage to buildings in Turkey and people huddled on icy roads to escape. According to Reuters, the quake lasted for about a minute and caused several buildings to collapse and windows to break. There have been many earthquakes in this area.
According to Haberturk television, several buildings also collapsed in the neighboring provinces of Malatya, Diyarbakır and Malatya. However, there was no immediate report on the number of casualties. The tremors were also felt in Lebanon and Syria. Syrian state media reported that some buildings collapsed in the northern city of Aleppo and the central city of Hama.
According to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in central Turkey at a depth of 10 km. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported that the earthquake was felt for one minute. Turkish officials have not yet reported any casualties or injuries, but videos posted on social media networks showed several buildings collapsing.
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A destructive Magnitude 7.8 earthquake just struck southern Turkey near Gaziantep that has caused extensive damage with Reports of multiple people trapped in collapsed buildings pic.twitter.com/dICGsAhUf3