7.8 magnitude earthquake rocks central Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked central Turkey early Monday and was followed by another strong tremor. Information about potential damage or casualties was not immediately available.

The quake was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital. It was about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nurdagi town.

It was centered 18 kilometers (11 miles) deep, according to the US Geological Survey. A strong 6.7 tremor rumbled about 10 minutes later.


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