Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes southern Turkey
ISTANBUL — A strong earthquake in southern Turkey early Monday leveled residential buildings in neighboring Turkish cities and in northern Syria. Video of the aftermath showed residents trapped under the rubble, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake — felt as far as Lebanon, Jordan and Israel — struck Nurdagi, about 40 miles west of the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, according to the agency. United States Geological Survey. The initial earthquake was followed by strong aftershocks.