Over 200 killed after strong earthquake hits Turkey, Syria border

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At least 10 people were killed in Turkey after an earthquake shook the southern part of Turkey and also northern Syria.

The quake, one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, struck 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) near the southern Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, while the EMSC monitoring service said the chance of a tsunami risk was being evaluated.

Multiple strong aftershocks have been felt across the region, including as far away as Lebanon and Israel. Turkey’s disaster agency has appealed for help from the international community as it conducts search and rescue operations

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