Multiple buildings reportedly collapsed, burying people under the rubble

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Türkiye early Monday morning, according to USGS, followed by several powerful aftershocks felt all across the region. The jolts caused a widespread destruction with multiple multi-storey buildings collapsed, according to disturbing footage captured by witnesses.

The quake happened around 4:26 am local time and was centered some 30 kilometers from Gaziantep, a major provincial capital with a population of over 2 million people.