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

2020-10-30T13:39:06.122Z

There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey. Media reports of collapsed houses and panic on the streets.



There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey.

Media reports of collapsed houses and panic on the streets.

  • 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

    .

  • Experts are now seeing

    clear signs of a tsunami

    that could follow the quake.

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

.

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

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-10-30

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