A strong earthquake struck within the Aegean Sea earlier in the present day (Oct. 30), inflicting practically 20 buildings in Turkey’s coastal metropolis of Izmir to break down and killing at the very least 14 individuals, together with two in Greece.
The earthquake struck at 2:51 pm native time in Turkey in the present day (Oct. 30), 16.5 kilometers (10.3 miles) deep and 10.5 miles (17 km) off the coast of Turkey, according to CNN Turk.
Turkey’s Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Presidency (AFAD) reported the quake was a magnitude 6.6 whereas the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude of seven.0.
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Dramatic footage of the second a constructing collapses in #Izmir. There are stories of a minor tsunami and flooding in Seferihisar. No casualties reported but, however the worry is there, because the mayor stated round 20 buildings reportedly collapsed#quake #turkey pic.twitter.com/rhMLkvdnx9October 30, 2020
Footage confirmed flooded streets, piles of rubble the place buildings as soon as stood and buildings collapsing.
Search and rescue efforts are persevering with in Izmir within the piles of rubble the place buildings collapsed, according to Anadolu Agency. At the very least 70 individuals have been rescued from the broken buildings, Izmir’s Gov. Yavuz Selim Kosger stated, according to The Washington Post. The earthquake triggered a small tsunami that hit Izmir’s Seferhisar district, stated Haluk Ozener, director of the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Analysis Institute stated, according to AP News.
At the very least 12 individuals have been killed in Izmir, together with one who drowned, whereas 438 have been injured, in line with Turkey’s Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Presidency (AFA), CNN Turk reported. The quake additionally shook Greece, inflicting a wall to break down on the close by Greek island of Samos, killing two youngsters, in line with AP Information. At the very least 19 individuals have been injured in Samos, in line with the Submit.
Aftershocks have been reported in each Greece and Turkey, according to CNN.
Turkey sits upon main fault strains, making it one of the vital earthquake-prone international locations on the planet, according to Reuters. In August of 1999, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit town of Izmit, southeast of Istanbul, killing greater than 17,000 individuals and in 2011, one other quake struck Van, a metropolis in japanese Turkey, killing over 500, in line with Reuters.
Within the final century, 29 different earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or better have struck inside 155 miles (250 km) of in the present day’s earthquake, according to the USGS.
Initially revealed on Dwell Science.