Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): American authorities reacted to the strong earthquake whose center was in the border region of Turkey with Syria and shook many parts of the West Asia region and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
This earthquake occurred on the border of Turkey and Syria and 26 kilometers north-east of the city of "Gazi Antep" in Turkey. Ankara announced the magnitude of this earthquake as 7.4 on the Richter scale, but the US Seismological Center reported its magnitude as 7.8 on the Richter scale.
The US Seismological Center also warned that there is a possibility that thousands of people will be killed in Turkey and Syria as a result of this powerful earthquake.
On the other hand, the American authorities reacted to the earthquake on the Turkish-Syrian border, and Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor of the White House, published a statement about it.
"The United States is deeply concerned by reports of today's devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria," the statement said. We are ready to provide any assistance needed. President Biden has directed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other federal government partners to assess U.S. response options to help those most affected. "We will continue to closely monitor the situation with the coordination of the Turkish government."
The warning of the American Seismological Center about the possibility of thousands of casualties in the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has been raised in the situation that the official reports in these two countries so far indicate that hundreds of people have been killed.
According to the Syrian Ministry of Public Health, 117 people have died and 516 people have been injured as a result of the earthquake.
The Turkish Crisis Organization also announced that 77 people have been killed and 440 others have been injured in the aftermath of the earthquake in the south of the country.