Earthquake in Turkey: Strong earthquake in Turkey, six buildings demolished
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Turkey's Department of Disaster and Emergency Management said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 16.5 kilometers down in the Aegean Sea. The earthquake has recorded a magnitude of 6.6. The European-Madhyasagar Seismology Center said that the earthquake initially had a magnitude of 6.9 and its epicenter was in the island of Samos in the northeast of Greece.
The Turkish media has shown the debris of the multi-storey building in central Izmir. Apart from this, the rescuers are also seen stationed. Photographs of smoke rising in several places in central Izmir have also been revealed. Governor of Izmir has said that no immediate information was received about the casualties.
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Turkish media has said that the earthquake has been felt in both the Aegean and Marmara regions, where Istanbul is located. The governor of Istanbul said that no news has been received about the loss. According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0. Tremors were also felt in the peninsula of eastern Greece. Apart from this, people in the capital Athens also felt the tremors of the earthquake.
The Greek media said that residents of Samos and other peninsulas escaped from their homes during the earthquake. Apart from this, there have also been reports of rock fall. No immediate information has been received about the casualties.
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