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Strong Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.1 Hits Greece and Turkey

Strong Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.1 Hits Greece and Turkey

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An huge earthquake of magnitude 7.1 rattle Turkey’s Aegean coast on Friday according to AFAD  data.

According to data the epicenter of this quake was found at around 11 miles off the coast of the IZmir province at a depth of 16 km,AFAD said.This earthquake felt at a large area including Turkey’s Aegean coast and the northwestern Marmara region as per media report.

A large number of buildings were collapsed due to this quake.As per Turkey’s mayor Aegean  port city of Izmir felt badly.Many trajedic scenes were reported.



Source:Twitter

 

The video on twitter shows this hazardous quake hit Turkey how badly.The othority are trying to rescuing people.



People flooded to the streets in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir after the earthquake, news agency reported .Footage from Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber showed a collapsed building in central Izmir.

The US Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and that the epicentre was 33.5 km off Turkey`s coast.

Credit:USGS

Residents of Samos, an island with a population of about 45,000, were urged to stay away from coastal areas, Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece`s organisation for anti-seismic planning, told Greece`s Skai TV. “It was a very big earthquake, it`s difficult to have a bigger one,” said Lekkas. Ali Yerlikaya, the governor of Istanbul, where the quake was also felt, said there were no negative reports.

Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-story building in central Izmir, with people climbing it to reach rescuers. Smoke was seen in several spots in the city.

Images on social media showed water rushing through the streets of Izmir from an apparent sea surge.

 

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