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Severe earthquake shakes Greece and Turkey: tsunami hits millions of regions and vacation island

2020-10-30T21:54:00.406Z

A violent earthquake shook western Turkey and parts of Greece. A tsunami followed, which hit the region of millions and the island of Samos.



A violent earthquake shook western Turkey and parts of Greece.

A tsunami followed, which hit the region of millions and the island of Samos.

  • A major

    earthquake in the Aegean

    shook

    Turkey and parts of Greece.

  • The

    Turkish region of Izmir

    and the

    Greek island of Samos

    were badly hit.

  • As a result of the quake, there was also a

    tsunami

    , some of

    which brought

    waves three meters high

    .

Izmir - A

severe earthquake

struck in the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon (October 30th)

.

The

Turkish region of Izmir

and the

Greek island of Samos were

hit

with a

magnitude of 7.0

.

The long duration of the quake, media reports of

30 seconds

, had dire consequences.

It

should have been felt as

far as the Greek capital Athens

.

Turkey: Severe earthquake hits the Izmir region - at least six dead and 202 injured

According to

information from the

Turkish civil protection service

, at least

six people have died

and another

202 are injured

.

Six buildings

collapsed

in the

city ​​of Izmir

, a total of

20 in the region

.

Pictures and videos show how the population ran into the street, sometimes in panic.

Immediately after the

earthquake

, citizens started providing emergency aid.

So

some people

could be

freed from the rubble

.

The video of the

collapse of a large apartment building

had already gone around the world.

#bornova #izmir #izmirdedeprem her yer yıkılıyor pic.twitter.com/w3m2nGRWRg

- GNCMSKU (@gncmsku) October 30, 2020

West Turkey shaken by earthquake: President Erdogan promises help "by all means"

President Erdogan

, who was engaged in a political exchange of blows after the terrorist attack in Nice, also promptly spoke up and promised: “We will support

our citizens who have been hit by the earthquake

with all means possible

.

We have taken measures to start the

necessary work in the region

with all relevant institutions and ministries

. "

İzmir'de meydana gelen # deprem'den etkilenen tüm vatandaşlarımıza geçmiş olsun.



Devletimizin tüm imkanlarıyla depremden etkilenen vatandaşlarımızın yanındayız.

İlgili tüm kurumlarımızla, bakanlarımızla bölgede gerekli çalışmalara başlamak için harekete geçtik.

- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) October 30, 2020

Not surprisingly,

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca also

joined in, who announced that there were

38 ambulances, 35 rescue teams and two rescue helicopters

on site.

Shortly afterwards,

EU Council President Charles Michel

promised support

.

Earthquake hits Turkey and Greece: afterwards a tsunami occurs - fears are confirmed

Shortly after the earthquake

, the early concerns of many experts were unfortunately confirmed.

It could be clearly seen how the

water on the coasts of Izmir and around the island of Samos

retreated - a clear sign of a

tsunami

that

hit

the holiday island particularly hard a short time later.

Samos island: Greek vacation paradise overrun by tsunami - also hit Izmir

Three meter high waves

are said

to have hit

Samos

, where the quake had already

partially destroyed

one of the landmarks, the

Kimsis Theotokou Church

.

The

Turkish region was also flooded

.

Many places are now struggling with the aftermath of floods and earthquakes.

Another tsunami footage from the earthquake in Izmir province of Turkey.



This one is really dangerous pic.twitter.com/62zfddWSi8

- Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) October 30, 2020

Turkey and Greece: Cem Özdemir (The Greens) takes part after earthquake - "No stopping at national borders"

Disasters don't stop at national borders,

” said

Green politician Cem Özdemir

, “my memories are with the people in the region.

In order to prevent worse things from happening, we must now

ensure the safety of the people

, especially in Moria. ”The large refugee camp was recently hit by a major fire, now the many people there are again in danger.

(moe) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Ismail Gokmen / AP / dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-10-30

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