A powerful earthquake jolted Turkey and Syria and claimed the lives of over 1,400 people. Scientists have called it the most powerful earthquake in over a century, which also destroyed buildings and sent shocks as far away as Greenland.
The 7.8-magnitude nighttime tremor, which was followed hours later by a slightly lesser one, completely destroyed portions of major Turkish cities. Due to the destruction caused by the earthquake one of the runways of the Hatay International Airport serving the cities of Antakya and Iskenderun in Turkey became unoperational.
The video of the completely destroyed runway because of the tremors was shared on social media by the people present on site. The video showed the destroyed tarmac uplifted because of the tremors. Hence, the runway has been closed for flight operations.