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Severe earthquake, 76 in Turkey, 111 in Syria -HP NEWS

Severe earthquake, 76 in Turkey, 111 in Syria
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A severe earthquake has occurred in the entire region, including Turkey and Syria, from which 76 people have been killed in Turkey and 111 in Syria, while dozens of people have been buried under the debris.

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According to the US Geological Survey, strong tremors were also felt in Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

Fear of more deaths from the earthquake is also being expressed.

According to the German Research Center, the magnitude of this earthquake in Turkey has been recorded as 7.9.

In Turkey, relief operations are ongoing in the earthquake-affected areas, in addition to teams of rescue organizations, local people are also searching for people buried in the rubble.

According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has been recorded in the southern city of Kahramanmara and its surroundings.

The earthquake struck at 4:30 a.m. local time, when most people were asleep.

Due to the earthquake, the buildings were severely damaged, people came out on the streets due to fear, the tremors of the earthquake were felt for 1 minute.

Aftershocks of the earthquake were also felt in central areas of Turkey, with a magnitude of 6.7 recorded, aftershocks were felt about 11 minutes later.

According to Turkish state TV, hundreds of people have been injured by the earthquake in the south of Turkey, while at least 32 aftershocks have occurred after the big earthquake.

According to Syrian state media, the tremors were felt in the Syrian provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia.

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