BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 6. The US administration is ready to provide assistance in connection with the earthquake in Türkiye, which also affected neighboring Syria, Trend reports referring to the statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
"The U.S. is profoundly concerned by today’s destructive earthquake in Turkiye & Syria. I have been in touch with Turkish officials to relay that we stand ready to provide any & all needed assistance. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with Turkiye," Sullivan said in a tweet.
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Türkiye on Monday, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million. The source of the earthquake was 7 km below the surface.
Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye.
As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyrpus. In particular, several buildings have been destroyed in the center of the Syrian province of Hama. Reports indicated numerous casualties.