EbeneMagazine – US – Magnitude 70 earthquake hits western Turkey, Greece

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A strong 70 magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Turkey and Greece, local and international observatories said

People took to the streets of the Turkish coastal city of Izmir after the earthquake, eyewitnesses say Images from Turkish state television channel TRT Haber showed a collapsed building in central Izmir

The Turkish Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 66, while the US Geological Survey said it was 70 It struck around 11:50 GMT and was felt along Turkey’s Aegean coast and in the northwestern Marmara region, local media reported

The epicenter was about 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of Izmir province, at a depth of 16 km, according to AFAD The US Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and the epicenter was 335 km off the coast of Turkey

Residents of Samos, an island of around 45,000, have been urged to stay away from coastal areas, Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of the Greek earthquake planning organization, told Greek TV Skai

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Ali Yerlikaya, governor of Istanbul, where the earthquake was also felt, said there had been no negative reports

Earthquake, Turkey, Greece, Aegean Sea

EbeneMagazine – US – Magnitude 70 earthquake hits western Turkey, Greece


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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