A powerful earthquake struck southern Turkey early Monday, demolishing buildings and jostling people awake across the region, including in Israel where it was felt in Tel Aviv and across the country.
The quake knocked down buildings in both Turkey and Syria, killing at least 10 people, according to an initial Turkish tally.
On social media, videos showed buildings reduced to piles of rubble, as frantic rescuers tore through the wreckage to look for survivors.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Israel from the 7.8 magnitude temblor, which was centered some 23 kilometers (14 miles) east of Nurdagi, Turkey, according to the United States Geological Survey, which tracks earthquakes.
It was recorded at a depth of 17.9 kilometers and struck at 3:17 a.m. in Israel. Strong aftershocks continued to jolt the area hours after the initial quake, some of them felt in Israel as well.
The quake caused shaking in Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Jordan, Iraq and as far away as Romania, Georgia, and Egypt, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.