A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has struck Turkey. It was reported that 10 people were killed initially. The US Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the earthquake on Monday (6 February).
It is feared that the number of casualties may increase as a result of the earthquake.
The USGS said the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 24.1 kilometers. It struck from the eastern part of Nurdagi city in Gaziantep province, Turkey.
“The earthquake was strongly felt in the city,” Gaziantep Governor Davut Gul said on Twitter. Gull also advised the public to wait outside and remain calm.
Strong aftershocks were also felt in southern and central Turkey. Another aftershock struck about 11 minutes after the main earthquake struck. A magnitude 6.7 aftershock struck about 32 km northwest of the epicenter.
19 minutes later, another strong aftershock of magnitude 5.6 was felt.
Sources: Bloomberg, CNN