Earthquake hits Turkey, Greece; 'mini-tsunami' on Aegean island

WION Web Team Turkey Oct 30, 2020, 06.11 PM(IST) Oct 30, 2020, 10.50 PM(IST)

Earthquake in Turkey and Greece Photograph:( AFP )

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The quake was registered 14 kilometres off the Greek town of Neon Karlovasion on the Aegean Sea island of Samos. 

The US Geological Survey said on Friday a 7.0 magnitude earthquake had struck off the coast of western Turkey. 

At least 12 people have been killed and 120 injured in Tukey after the quake hit the country destroying buildings.

The quake was registered 14 kilometres off the Greek town of Neon Karlovasion on the Aegean Sea island of Samos.

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Greece said a strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake had hit off the Aegean island of Samos. The shocks were felt in  Crete and Greek capital Athens.

Reports said the earthquake caused mini-tsunami on the Aegean island of Samo as several buildings were damaged.

Meanwhile, the Indian embassy in Turkey said till now there is no information of any Indian casualty. "Everyone is safe," it added.

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As the earthquake struck people poured into the streets in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir as residents in Samos were urged by authorities to stay away from coastal areas.

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There were reports of several walls of houses having collapsed with flooding reported in Samos.

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