Turkey and Syria have both been hit by an earthquake that has left more than 1,000 people dead.

In response to this horrific earthquake, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tweeted his "full sympathy with our ally Turkey."

The earthquake in Lebanon was strong enough to cause entire buildings to tremble.

The earthquake in northeast Syria led to the collapse of numerous structures.

Local journalists' video captured families fleeing in terror amid the wreckage of destroyed homes while rushing through the rain and the night.

Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets civil defence organisation that works in northern Syria, told NPR that the situation was "really awful."

Parts of Syria that had already been destroyed by more than ten years of civil conflict were struck by the earthquake in the north of the country.