The earthquake struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast, near the Greek island of Samos. Tremors were felt in both countries, with reports of damage and collapsed buildings in Samos and İzmir, Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of Health reported that four people were killed and 120 were injured in the country’s Aegean region.
Turkey’s disaster authority said the earthquake’s magnitude was 6.6, while the US Geological Survey placed its magnitude higher at 7.0.
Buildings toppled in Turkey
At least four people were killed and 120 injured in Turkey, the country’s disaster agency said.
Shortly after the earthquake hit, reports rolled in of collapsed buildings and substantial damage in the western Turkish city of Izmir.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry reported that six buildings were destroyed, while the city’s major reported at least 20 buildings had collapsed.
Local Turkish media showed the wreckage of a multiple story building, with people climbing on top of the rubble.