At least 22 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey.
The Armenian National Survey for Seismic Protection reported a 6.8 magnitude quake, centered on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into the street.
The quake measured 9 at the epicenter; tremors were also felt in neighboring Syria, Lebanon and Iran.
Friday’s quake struck at about 20:55 local time (17:55 GMT).
According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (Afad), there were more than 200 aftershocks recorded after the earthquake.