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A 7.0 Quake in the Aegean Sea has Rocked Turkey and Greece

A 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey’s Izmir province with tremors being felt as far away as Greece.

A 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey’s Izmir province with tremors being felt as far away as Greece.

The USGS clarified that the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km, at  11:51:26.076 UTC.

The Deputy Mayor of Eastern Samos reported that multiple buildings had collapsed in the area.

Twitter users in Turkey have circulated a video of buildings collapsing in Izmir. 

Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber also aired footage of the quake’s aftermath showing piles of rubble where buildings once stood. 

Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece’s organization for anti-seismic planning said that it was a big quake and said a bigger one would be devastating.

Samos residents were warned to stay away from the coast after a tsunami warning was issued. 

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