Strong Aegean Sea Earthquake Topples Buildings in Turkey

Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-story building in central Izmir, the country's third-largest city, with people climbing it to start rescue efforts.

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  • Published 30 October 2020

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ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey’s western Izmir province, according to officials, but there was no immediate information on casualties. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday’s earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16.5 kilometers (10.3 miles) and registered at a 6.6 magnitude. The emergency authority said it sent search and rescue teams to Izmir.… Read at AP News