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A powerful earthquake has hit Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey on the border with Syria. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of 17.9 kilometers (11 miles) near the city of Gaziantep, according to the US Geological Survey. The tremor was felt in the capital Ankara and other Turkish cities, as well as across the region.

Fırat Yayla (Charmquell) is under the rubble

Charmquell’s house destroyed


There were reports that several buildings had collapsed and many people may be trapped. A BBC Turkish correspondent in Diyarbakir reported that a shopping center in the city had collapsed.

Rushdi Abualouf, a BBC producer in Gaza, said his house shook for about 45 seconds. Turkish seismologists estimated the quake’s magnitude at 7.4.

Minutes later, a second earthquake hit the area, they said. This breaking news will be updated and more details will be released shortly. Please refresh the page to view the full version.

Earlier Monday, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Turkey and was also felt along the border between Lebanon and Syria.

The quake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time (0117 GMT). It is located approximately 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Gaziantep, the main city and provincial capital in the southeastern part of the country.

The quake struck about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the city of Nur Dag. It is 17.7 kilometers (11 miles) deep, according to the US Geological Survey. About 10 minutes later, a strong 6.7-magnitude vibration rumbled.

The southern region of Gaziantep – one of Turkey’s most important industrial and manufacturing centers – borders Syria. Earthquakes were reported in Lebanon, Greece, Syria, Israel and Cyprus.

Turkish authorities have not reported any casualties, but videos posted on social media showed destroyed buildings in several cities in the southeastern part of the country.

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