At least 8 dead have been killed following a M5.7 earthquake in Turkey’s Van province on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
More than 30 others have been injured by the strong quake in Turkey as well as in neighboring Iran. Many more are believed to be still buried under collapsed buildings.
The M5.7 earthquake struck the Turkey-Iran border region at a very shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles) and affected at least 43 villages in Turkey and in Iran.
Some 1,066 buildings collapsed in the shallow tremor whose epicenter was 25km SE of Saray, Turkey, a rural and moutainous area well-known for strong earthquakes.