Syria, Jordan, and Israel, among other nearby nations, felt the effects of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey early on Monday.
The quake is thought to have started in Gaziantep, a significant provincial capital in Turkey’s southeast, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
USGS estimates that it was centered at a depth of around 11 miles. About 10 minutes later, there was a powerful 6.7 earthquake.
Currently, it’s unclear how much harm to infrastructure, how many people may get hurt, and how many people may die.
Over the years, Turkey has been hit by several large earthquakes. At least 57 people were killed and more than 900 were hurt in an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude that occurred in the Aegean Sea in 2020, striking both Turkey and Greece.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.