Map: Epicenter and aftershock areas of earthquake in Turkey, Syria
Thousands of people in Turkey and Syria have been killed and hundreds extra had been injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey’s Gaziantep province close to the Syrian border early Monday.
The earthquake is the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, when a quake of the identical magnitude killed 300,000 individuals. Tremors from Monday’s earthquake and its aftershocks have been recorded throughout the area to date, together with in Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and Jordan.
A magnitude 6.7 aftershock adopted 11 minutes later, in addition to a 7.5 aftershock a number of hours later at 1:24 p.m. native time, in response to the US Geological Survey. The magnitude 7.5 aftershock is the strongest of greater than 60 aftershocks which were recorded all through the day in Turkey, some greater than 12 hours after the primary earthquake.
Tremors from the magnitude 7.5 aftershock had been recorded all through Turkey and Syria, in addition to in components of Iraq.