A powerful 7.8 earthquake strikes Turkey : NPR

A strong earthquake struck southern Turkey near the Syrian border early Monday morning, followed by aftershocks and felt in Syria as far as Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Egypt. Egypt.

The epicenter of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake was lie near the cities of Nurdağı and Gaziantep, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Images shared on social media from southern Turkey and northeastern Syria showed panicked families running in the rain or snow amid the rubble of collapsed buildings. In Lebanon, the earthquake was strong enough to shake entire buildings.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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