There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey.
Media reports of collapsed houses and panic on the streets.
earthquake off the coast of Izmir
western Turkey, the Aegean Sea and parts of Greece
Turkish media report
numerous collapsed buildings and panic in the streets
Experts are now seeing
clear signs of a tsunami
that could follow the quake.
Istanbul - There
has been a
state news agency Anadolu reported on Friday that the
epicenter of the
was in the
Aegean Sea off Seferihisar
Turkish province of Izmir
The tremors were also felt in Greece.
island of Samos
hit, where there have been reports of building damage.
Kimsis Theotokou Church
, a landmark of the island, collapsed in parts.
Turkey: Violent earthquake in the west of the country - several buildings collapsed
The Turkish news channel TRT showed pictures of a
collapsed building in Izmir
and reported panic on the streets during the quake.
Telephone connections were interrupted.
Unconfirmed sources speak of a total of 20
And the quake is likely to continue - an unusually long time.
Over 20 Buildings have Collapsed after 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake in #Izmir, Turkey
And they are going Down pic.twitter.com/4FKw8y9OgN
- Megh Updates 🚨 (@MeghUpdates) October 30, 2020
The television images showed larger clouds of dust hanging over the city.
an interview with the television station, the
governor of Izmir
said that so far no precise
information about victims or damage has been
According to Anadolu, the quake occurred at 2:51 p.m. local time.
Turkey: Tsunami feared after the earthquake near Izmir - warning for the entire region
The Turkish portal Hürriyet reports of
five aftershocks within 20 minutes and at least six damaged buildings in Izmir, Bornova and Bayrakli
Two of them are said to have reached a strength of 4.8.
no longer the only concern of the people on the
coast around Izmir
tsunami warning was issued
for the region
Pictures would clearly show how the water levels in front of the megacity are falling.
warning sign of an impending tsunami
(ph / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network