A massive earthquake has wreaked havoc in Turkey and Greece. Coastal cities and towns in both countries were shaken by the quake in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey, between the Greek island of Samos. People ran with the survivors in the palm of their hands.Heavy tidal waves inundate the coast. A total of 14 people were killed in the Earthquake in Turkey and Greece.Authorities say 12 people have been killed in Turkey, including one drowning and 419 injured. Authorities say a young woman and a young man were killed when a wall collapsed on the island of Samos.
The quake affected Izmir, a town in western Turkey.Many buildings collapsed there. Electrical and communication systems froze. The death toll is also high here. The death toll is expected to rise as more people are trapped under the rubble. 70 people were rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings. The quake lasted 25 to 30 seconds, a local said. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued. A tsunami alert was issued in the Greek island of Samos. Sea waters flood the streets. Buildings and roads were destroyed.
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey. This is where the earthquake wreaked havoc. Izmir Governor Youssef Selim Kosgar said more than 10 buildings here had completely collapsed and most were partially destroyed. Support activities are ongoing at about 12 buildings. He said 38 ambulances, two helicopters and 35 medical teams were involved in the rescue operation. Scenes of flooding in Sepharisar went viral on social media.
The epicenter was reported below the Aegean Sea, 13 kilometers northeast of Samos, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, at 6.9 on the Richter scale. However, the US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 7.0. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Some of them were also predicted to have powerful earthquakes. The quake affected Athens, the capital of Greece, and extended to Bulgaria. The quake affected Istanbul, Marmara and Aegean provinces in Turkey.