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Turkey Earthquake: Over 300 Dead , 7.9 quake rocks Turkey, Syria

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Turkey Earthquake: According to reports, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey, followed by another strong quake felt in several provinces in the region, knocking down a number of buildings.

The quake was centred about 33 kilometres (20 miles) from Gaziantep and 26 kilometres (16 miles) from the town of Nurdagi, according to the US Geological Survey. According to the US Geological Survey, it was 18 kilometres (11 miles) deep in the centre.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey was headquartered in Pazarcik, Kahramanmaras province.

 

According to the health ministry, at least 237 people were killed in government-held areas of Syria on Monday as a result of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in southeastern Turkey.
“In the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Tartus, 639 people were injured and 237 were killed,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Turkey Earthquake Today LIVE Updates:

Earlier, a hospital told AFP that the earthquake had killed at least eight people in northern areas controlled by pro-Turkish factions, bringing the total death toll in the war-torn country to at least 245 people.

The initial death toll in Turkey was 76, but it threatened to rise significantly higher because the night-time disaster flattened dozens of apartment blocks across major cities.

The Italian government has reduced a tsunami warning for southern Italy issued after a major earthquake struck central Turkey and northwest Turkey early Monday, killing hundreds of people.

The quake struck at 04:17 a.m. local time (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles), according to the US agency, and was followed by a 6.7-magnitude aftershock 15 minutes later.

The first quake had a magnitude of 7.4 according to Turkey’s AFAD emergency service centre.

The quake was one of the strongest to strike the region in at least a century.

 

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