An at least 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmir and some Greek Islands

Witnesses capture the moment a building falls in the city of Izmir during a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region on Friday. The nation’s disaster agency said the quake occurred at 2.51pm at a depth of 10 miles (16.5km)

 

• Powerful earthqake rocks Turkish coast and Greek islands

Earthquake Rattles Western Turkey and Greece, Leveling Buildings

The quake was centered off the coast of Samos, a Greek island, and caused major damage in the western Turkish city of Izmir.

An earthquake of magnitude of 6.6 shook Turkey’s Aegean coast on Oct. 30, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

An earthquake has struck in the Aegean Sea, flattening buildings in Greece and Turkey. Footage shows buildings reduced to rubble in the Manavkuyu neighbourhood of İzmir, a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast.

 


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“We’re expecting more floods and landslides in our area because of climate change,” Artvin Çoruh University’s Prof. Aydın Tüfekçioğlu said.

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