The magnitude 7.8 winter morning quake was the worst in Turkey this century.

A powerful earthquake in central Turkey and northwest Syria killed over 1,400 people and injured hundreds on Monday.

Cyprus and Lebanon felt it. An early afternoon magnitude 7.7 quake followed.

As rescuers struggled to extract victims from rubble in frigid conditions, the second quake's damage was unclear.

A woman with a fractured arm and face spoke in an ambulance beside the wreckage of her seven-story Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, home.

"We were shaken like a cradle. There were nine of us at home. Two sons of mine are still in the rubble, I'm waiting for them,"