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 greater than 30,000 folks. 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 after the primary earthquake, in addition to a 7.5 aftershock a number of hours later at 1:24 p.m. native time, in keeping with the US Geological Survey. The magnitude 7.5 aftershock is the strongest of greater than 100 aftershocks which were recorded inside 36 hours of the preliminary earthquake.
Tremors from the magnitude 7.5 aftershock had been recorded all through Turkey and Syria, in addition to in elements of Iraq.
CORRECTION: An earlier model of this story incorrectly said the dying toll within the 1939 earthquake in Turkey, which claimed the lives of greater than 30,000 folks.