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Earthquake and tsunami devastate island and coast - young people die on their way home from school - video shows tsunami

2020-10-30T21:48:17.605Z

There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey. Twitter videos show terrifying images of collapsing buildings and the tsunami as it thunders through the towns.



There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey.

Twitter videos show terrifying images of collapsing buildings and the tsunami as it thunders through the towns.

  • A major

    earthquake off the coast of Izmir

    shakes

    western Turkey, the Aegean Sea and parts of Greece

    .

  • Turkish media report

    numerous collapsed buildings and panic in the streets, with at least four fatalities

    .

  • A

    tsunami

    ensued

    on the

    island of Samos

    and the coast around Izmir was also hit.

  • In the update at 2:37 p.m. you can see a video of the tsunami.

Update from October 30th, 6:31 pm:

The number of dead in

western Turkey

has

risen to 12

after the

earthquake

.

At least 419 people were injured, said the Turkish civil protection agency Afad.

This increased the

total number of deaths to 14

.

Greek authorities had reported two dead on the island of Samos.

According to media reports, eight injured people are being treated in the hospital.

Earthquakes in Turkey and Greece: Young people die on their way home from school

Update from October 30th, 5:37 p.m.:

On the Greek island of

Samos

,

two 17-year-old youths were found dead

after the

earthquake

.

According to Greek media reports, the girl and boy in the small town of Vathy were walking home after school when walls collapsed in a narrow alley due to the quake.

Greek authorities had previously reported eight injuries who had been taken to the island's hospital after the earthquake.

There is still uncertainty about other injured or dead people.

Turkey: Severe earthquake hits Izmir - six dead recovered

Update from October 30th, 4:01 p.m.: EU Council President Charles Michel

reacted to the incidents and

offered support to Turkey and Greece

.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Interior Ministry is sorting out the numbers that are circulating in the media.

A total of

six buildings

were therefore

in the city of Izmir

collapsed, a total of

20 in the entire region

.

The

number of deaths has

meanwhile increased to at least

six people

, as the Turkish disaster control authority reports, and

202 people

were injured

.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 and was so severe because of its long duration.

It

should have stopped for

30 seconds

.

It was reportedly

felt

as

far as the Greek capital, Athens

.

Update from October 30th, 3:28 pm:

"

Disasters do not stop at national borders

", reports

Green politician Cem Özdemir

about the natural disaster in the Aegean: "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.

Turkey: Severe earthquake hits Izmir, tsunami Samos - at least four dead and 120 injured

Update from October 30th, 3:08 p.m.:

Fahrettin Koca, Minister of Health of Turkey, spoke to the newspaper Hürriyet of

at least four dead and 120 injured

.

70 ambulances and two rescue helicopters

are currently

in use.

Update from October 30th, 2:57 p.m.:

Details about

injured or even dead in Izmir

or Samos

are still

missing

.

The Turkish Environment Minister, Murat Kurum, reported on the TV station TRT, now of

four people

who could be rescued from the rubble.

Turkey earthquake: Erdogan announces aid

"By all means our state we stand

our earthquake-affected citizens

to the side," says

Erdogan

now immediate help, "we have

taken measures

to make contact with all relevant institutions and ministries the necessary work in the region." The discussions about the The Turkish head of state will definitely put the terrorist attack in Nice on the back burner.

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

An earthquake is followed by a tsunami: Samos island hit by high waves - pictures show flooding

Update from October 30, 2:37 p.m.:

As feared

, the severe earthquake off Izmir will be followed by a tsunami

.

Turkish authorities had already issued a warning and the German geological research center

calculated

the

seaquake

.

Now Greek TV pictures show

flooded coastal promenades and cars washed away on the popular holiday island of Samos

.

Videos of

severe floods in and around the metropolis of Izmir are also being made

public

from Turkey

.

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

Severe earthquake shakes Turkey: follow-up tsunami threatens to hit a metropolis - video shows massive collapse

First report from October 30th, 2.30 p.m.:

Istanbul - There

has been a

strong earthquake

in

western Turkey

.

The

state news agency Anadolu reported on Friday that the

epicenter of the

magnitude 6.6

quake

was in the

Aegean Sea off Seferihisar

in the

Turkish province of Izmir

.

The tremors were also felt in Greece.

The

island of Samos

has been

particularly

hard

hit, where there have been reports of building damage.

The

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

damaged houses

.

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.

In

an interview with the television station, the

governor of Izmir

said that so far no precise

information about victims or damage has been

made.

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.

Unfortunately

, the

earthquakes are

no longer the only concern of the people on the

coast around Izmir

.

A

tsunami warning was issued

for the region

.

Pictures would clearly show how the water levels in front of the megacity are falling.

A clear

warning sign of an impending tsunami

.

The German Research Center for Geosciences has already reported an "

earthquake with tsunami

" and calculated waves of up to 1.5 meters.

Tourists were hardly against during the incident.

Many countries, including Germany, assess the whole of Turkey as a risk area in the corona pandemic.

(ph / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network

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

Source: merkur

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