A very strong earthquake occurred shortly before 03:30 on Monday morning in Turkey and was particularly felt in Cyprus
An earthquake measuring 7,8 on the Richter scale occurred at dawn in southeastern Turkey (03:17 Cyprus time). It was felt as far as Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus, AFP correspondents reported. It was long, lasting almost a minute, according to a Reuters correspondent.
The earthquake, described as catastrophic, caused, as can be seen in videos and images released on the Internet, enormous material damage.