Earthquake wreaks havoc in Turkey

IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A view of a quake damaged site after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the tremor of 7.0 magnitude was centred off Turkey’s Izmir province and was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul.

Turkish officials said there were no reports of casualties so far but six buildings had collapsed in Izmir city.

Turkey and Greece both sit on fault lines and earthquakes are common.


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