14 dead in magnitude 6.7 Turkey earthquake

At least 14 people have died in a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in eastern Turkey.

The earthquake struck in Doğanyol, eastern Turkey, at 9:55pm (NZ time).

At least 10 buildings have collapsed near the town of Sivrice, in the eastern Elazig province.

Turkish Interior Minister Sulyman Soylu told BBC News 15 aftershocks have been felt. The strongest registered at 5.4.

The quake was quite shallow at 10km underground, reported the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Roughly 500,000 people reportedly felt strong to very strong shaking.

Locals flooded social media with responses.

"Its really bad here," said one Twitter user. 

Another said "Yes, it was shaking VERY much in Iskenderun, between a 6.0 and 6.4 is what we felt."