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Earthquake in Turkey: 7 magnitude earthquake strikes Aegean Sea | 7 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, 17 killed; Sea water enters Izmir city after shaking

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  • Two school children died in Greece after an earthquake collapsed
  • Foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece assured each other’s help

The tremors were felt in Turkey and Greece on Friday. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured 7 on the Richter scale. This has injured more than 700 people in both countries. 17 people have died in Izmir city of Turkey. At the same time, two school children died in Greece after the earthquake collapsed. People came out of their homes in panic after the tremors here.

More damage is reported in Turkey. Many buildings have also become grounded here. Sea levels rose after the tremors and sea water flooded the Turkish city of Izmir. Some people have shared its video. The number of injured and dead is expected to increase.

1227 team engaged in rescue

According to Anadolu News Agency, the Ministry of Defense has set up a Crisis Desk to deal with the earthquake. Two military helicopters are engaged in search and rescue. The earthquake was followed by 170 aftershocks, of which 21 had a magnitude above 4. According to the environment minister, 1227 rescue teams are engaged in rescue operations.

Turkey’s Disaster Management Department reported that at least 10 buildings collapsed in only the Berakali district. About 70 people have been rescued here so far. The fallen buildings are seen in many videos running in the local media. Many apartment walls have also seen major cracks.

Members of the rescue team rescuing the woman from the wreckage of the building collapsed in southern Turkey.

Members of the rescue team rescuing the woman from the wreckage of the building collapsed in southern Turkey.

Please tell that Izmir province of Turkey is on the active fault line. Istanbul had a very powerful earthquake in 1999 due to the major Northern Anatolian fault line. More than 17,000 people were killed in it. Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey by population, after Istanbul (1.55 crore) and Ankara (5.7 million). The population here is around 43 lakhs.

Social media user posted video

Turkish President said – I am ready to help

Turkish President Rezep Tayyip Ardoan tweeted that he is ready to help the people with all the means available to the government. At the same time, Health Minister Fahretin Koza confirmed the deaths from the earthquake on Twitter. He wrote that in Izmir, people escaped from their homes and gathered on the streets. At least 20 buildings have fallen here.

Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Kosgar said that 70 people have been rescued from the debris so far. According to Anadolu News Agency, the Ministry of Defense has set up a Crisis Desk regarding the earthquake. Two military helicopters are engaged in search and rescue.

The two countries came together to forget the enmity

There is considerable tension between Turkey and Greece over the discovery of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Forgetting this, the foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece spoke on the phone and assured to be ready to help each other. Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis wrote on Twitter that no matter what differences we may have. This is the time for our people to stand together. The earthquake in Greece has killed 2 people.

According to local media, a tsunami-like wave occurred in Samos, Greece after the earthquake. This has damaged many buildings. The walls of many houses were broken and the port was flooded. Samos has a population of about 45 thousand. There are mostly low-rise buildings here. People here have been appealed not to go to the coastal areas.

Seismic intensity varied

  • Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency reported that the epicenter was 16.5 kilometers deep in the Aegean Sea.
  • The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said the earthquake was 6.9. Its center was 13 kilometers northeast of Greek Iceland Samos.
  • According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.
Many photos are surfacing on social media.

Many photos are surfacing on social media.

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