An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Richter scale affected Greece and Turkey during the day this Friday.
The telluric event also caused a tsunami in the Aegean Sea.
According to what various news agencies report, the earthquake was felt in Istanbul and Athens and had its epicenter southeast of Izmir, a city in Turkey located near the Greek island of Samos.
It would also have been shallow, just ten kilometers deep, which made the movement feel much stronger.
Horrible. A building collapses after a 7.0 earthquake near İzmir.
Hopefully people were able to leave
No information on casualties yet pic.twitter.com/N31840lZxJ
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The Turkish authorities managed to warn the population about the possibility of a tsunami that could reach the shores of their territory immediately, an event that ended up hitting the city of Seferihisar.
The mayor of Izmir, Tunc Soyer assured that the earthquake had collapsed some twenty buildings and lamented the death of four people, along with another 120 affected people.
The damage and destruction generated by the emergency have been recorded in a series of images and videos shared on social networks.
This material allows us to understand the destructive power of the earthquake as well as the moments of terror experienced by the inhabitants of the main affected cities.
The ease with which the structures collapsed, many of which ended up collapsed on the ground, as well as the speed with which the water entered the cities is striking.
“With all the means of our State, we support our citizens affected by the earthquake. We are taking steps to begin the necessary work in the region with all our relevant institutions and ministers, ”said Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan.
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