A strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea with tremors felt in both Turkey and Greece according to reports.
Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-story building in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir with rescue teams working on the spot.
However, there are reports of at least 20 buildings that have collapsed including in Izmir according to the city’s mayor who told a media about the tragic incident.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) recorded the earthquake at 6.6 magnitude but the US Geological Survey put the earthquake at a magnitude of 7.0.
The epicentre of the Earthquake in Turkey was some 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of the Izmir province, at a depth of 16 km according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) while the U.S. Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and that the epicentre was 33.5 km off Turkey’s coast.
According to Turkish media, the tremors were felt across the regions of Aegean and Marmara, where Istanbul is located. However, there are no reports of damages from the region according to Istanbul’s governor.
At least four people have died according to Turkish Health Minister Fahretiin Koca while 120 have been injured.
The video shared by a local in Turkey shows the collapse of a building in Izmir when the earthquake hit:
There are also reports of flooding in the coastal town of Seferihisar in Turkey.
Plumes of smoke could be scene across the city of Izmir in Turkey after the Earthquake.
The earthquake was felt in Greece across their capital of Athens. However, there are currently no reports of any damages, causalities or injuries but reports say that people did leave homes and flooded the streets.
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