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Turkey and Greece victims of several earthquakes followed by mini tsunamis

Several earthquakes have occurred in the Aegean Sea (CSEM/EMSC map)
Several earthquakes have occurred in the Aegean Sea (CSEM/EMSC map)
TURKEY / GREECE. The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded two powerful earthquakes in the Aegean Sea on the morning of Friday 30 October 2020. The first of magnitude 6.9 hit the Turkish city of Seferihisar, some seventy kilometers from Izmir in the west of the country, and caused a mini-tsunami. The second, of a magnitude of 7 (6.6 according to the Turkish authorities) struck the Greek archipelago of the Dodecanese, near the island of Samos, also resulting in a wave created by the rise of the sea.

Sixteen other earthquakes were recorded later in the same region. The tremors would have been felt as far as Istanbul and Athens.

In Turkey, at least twenty buildings were destroyed and four dead were discovered under the rubble and 120 injured, according to a first report from the Turkish Ministry of Health.


Eric Apim

Friday, October 30th 2020

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