Map: Epicenter and aftershock locations of earthquake in Turkey, Syria


Thousands of people in Turkey and Syria have been killed and thousands more were injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey’s Gaziantep province near the Syrian border early Monday.

The earthquake is the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, when a quake of the same magnitude killed 300,000 people. The initial earthquake was followed by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock 11 minutes later, as well as a 7.5 aftershock several hours later, according to the US Geological Survey. Tremors have been felt across the region, including in Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and Jordan.