More than 2,000 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early Monday. CNN reports that the quake, one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, struck 23 kilometers east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said. Officials continue to update the death toll as rescue efforts continue. Turkey correspondent for The Times Hannah Lucinda Smith says the quake hit in the early hours local time.