Latest on Turkey Earthquake: Over 175 fatalities reported in both Turkey and Syria.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, resulting in at least 175 deaths.
The earthquake occurred in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey and was felt in surrounding provinces.
A disaster has been declared in both Turkey and Syria.
The US has expressed concern and is ready to provide assistance.
The Syrian Civil Defense declared a state of emergency and has called on residents to evacuate.
Dozens of buildings have collapsed in various cities in Turkey.
The earthquake killed at least 76 people in seven cities in Turkey and 99 people in three cities in Syria.
The epicenter of the earthquake is in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.
The Syrian Ministry of Health and the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority have confirmed the death toll.