Watch Live: Local Turkish Broadcaster, 24 TV, Covering Izmir Earthquake
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Update (1307 ET): By Friday evening, rescuers searched through collapsed buildings in Izmir, Turkey after a powerful earthquake killed at least 12 and left hundreds wounded.
Absolutely heart wrenching scenes from Izmir a few hours ago.
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Update (1120 ET): NTV reports 6 dead and 202 wounded in Izmir, Turkey, following a devastating earthquake.
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Update (1038 ET): Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency reports four people died, one due to drowning, while 120 people were injured. Judging by what we've seen so far, those numbers could rise.
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A powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea rocked Turkey and Greece on Friday. The quake's epicenter is off Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos.
Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the quake was in the Aegean Sea at a depth of 10.3 miles. Seismometers in the area measured the quake at 6.6 magnitude. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured at 7.0.
MORE — Turkey's Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) says magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Seferihisar district in western Izmir province https://t.co/ZQDw7t0GU3 pic.twitter.com/CluU4IAsTz— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) October 30, 2020
There are no official reports on casualties and or the destruction the quake left behind, but local media and citizen journalists report collapsed structures throughout Izmir, Turkey.
İzmir'de 6.6 büyüklüğündeki depremin yaşandığı anlar #deprem— gzt (@gztcom) October 30, 2020
Social media users are also reporting a tsunami has struck the area.
Izmir seferihisar da yasanan depremden sonra deniz taştı. Ust katlarda mahsur kaldik. Cok fazla zarar var. pic.twitter.com/TFhkjjKFGa— zebercet (@beril_d) October 30, 2020
Another tsunami footage from the earthquake in Izmir province of Turkey.— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) October 30, 2020
This one is really dangerous pic.twitter.com/62zfddWSi8
Türkiye’de tsunami olmaz diyen bilim adamlarımız var mıydı ? pic.twitter.com/EHrdnikp8s— Yüksel Odabaşı (@yukselodabasi) October 30, 2020
Insane video of what appears to be a residential building in Izmir collapsing after the quake.
Europe Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' communications officer in Turkey provides an update on the situation:
Numerous building structures across Izmir appear to have collapsed.
Turkish live streamer interrupted during the earthquake.
Where did all the seawater go?
A better footage from Izmir of Turkey that shows the sea water has withdrawn after the quake pic.twitter.com/SwhA5VpEzj— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) October 30, 2020