At 4:17 a.m. local time on the 6th (9:17 a.m. Taiwan time) in Turkey, the first 7.8 shallow earthquake occurred in a century, severely damaging the country and neighboring Syria.

(European News Agency)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] At 4:17 a.m. local time on the 6th (9:17 a.m. Taiwan time today) in Turkey, the first shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in a century, severely damaging the country and neighboring Syria.

Observations by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the town of Nurdağı in Turkey's Gaziantep province, near the border between Turkey and Syria, with a depth of 17.9 kilometers.

Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said at least 284 people were killed in the country; Syria reported 237 deaths, and the death toll in the two countries exceeded 600; more than 2,500 people were injured.

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◎The magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit hard!

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◎Being crushed by 1 second!

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◎Video exposure!

A large number of buildings collapsed in southern Turkey, screaming and wailing

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