The earthquake of 6,7 Richter in Samos caused severe damage off the coast of Turkey, where buildings have collapsed while people took to the streets.
Σύμφωνα με το cnnturk.com o δήμαρχος της Σμύρνης ανέφερε ότι έχουν καταρρεύσει τουλάχιστον 20 buildings in the area, with a young woman coming out of the rubble alive.
SKAI broadcast that they exist at least 40 trapped in a collapsed building in Izmir, with 4 people to have been released.
People took to the streets and squares from the first moment, with the agony being painted on their faces, while there is a fear of the dead with rescue teams looking for trapped in collapsed buildings.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "We took action to start the necessary actions in the region with all our institutions and ministers".
In fact, in coastal areas, as in Smyrna, the sea came ashore something that happened in Samos as well, with residents talking about small tsunamis.
The Presidency of Disaster Management and Emergencies (AFAD) of Turkey reported that the earthquake was of magnitude 6,6 degrees, while the American Geophysical Institute (USGS) reported that the earthquake was magnitude 7 degrees. The earthquake occurred around 13:50 Greek time and was felt along the Turkish coast and in the northwestern region of Marmara, according to media.
Ali Gerlikaya, Governor of Istanbul, where the earthquake was also felt, He said no damage had been reported to the country's financial capital so far.
For his part, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "We took action to start the necessary actions in the region with all our institutions and ministers".