BREAKING: Turkey declares highest emergency alert after 7.8 magnitude earthquake and reports of severe damage

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey on Monday, the US Geological Service said. Turkish authorities have not yet reported any deaths or injuries, but videos posted on social networks show destroyed buildings in several cities in the region

Multiple apartment buildings have collapsed after a powerful earthquake in southern Turkey.

Earthquake experts now state this seems to be the strongest quake since 1999, which killed around 17K people.

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