On Monday morning, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the southeastern region of Turkey and was felt across Syria, Jordan, and Israel, among other countries. This powerful quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, originated in Gaziantep and was centered about 11 miles deep. A 6.7 magnitude aftershock followed shortly after.
The earthquake has caused a great deal of concern and worry among the people of Turkey and the surrounding countries. Not only is there the possibility of extensive infrastructure damage, but also the potential for injuries and even fatalities. This is especially concerning given the fact that Turkey has experienced severe earthquakes in the past. In 2020, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 900.
While the full extent of the damage caused by this most recent earthquake is still unknown, the people of Turkey and the surrounding countries are bracing for the worst. Emergency crews are on the scene assessing the damage and providing aid to those affected. The people of Turkey and the surrounding countries are hoping and praying that the damage will be minimal and that no lives will be lost.
It is clear that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Turkey and the surrounding countries on Monday morning was a powerful and destructive force. While the full extent of the damage is still unknown, the people of Turkey and the surrounding countries are hoping and praying for minimal damage and no loss of life.