Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted condolences, saying: "Words are too poor to describe what one feels before the loss of children.". Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said 26 badly damaged buildings would be demolished in Izmir. Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Kosger said at least 70 people had been rescued from the wreckage. Key points:Turkish search-and-rescue teams are now finding more bodies than survivors in the rubbleThere has been some conjecture over the strength of the earthquake that hit Turkey and GreeceAuthorities in Izmir, Turkey, will demolish a number of badly damaged buildingsThe Turkish Health Minister said the man was pulled out of the rubble overnight and was doing well in hospital. According to rescue officials, a total of 81 deaths have been confirmed so far, of which only 79 have been killed in izmir city and 2 bodies have been recovered from the island of Samos. Relations between Turkey and Greece have been particularly tense, with warships from both facing off in the eastern Mediterranean in a dispute over maritime boundaries and energy exploration rights. "It's not the earthquake that kills but buildings," he said, repeating a common slogan. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. We're ready to help if Greece needs it.". Updated Oct 31st 2020, 5:45 PM. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter there were no reports of casualties from six other provinces where the earthquake was felt, but said there were small cracks in some buildings. Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 38 ambulances, two ambulance helicopters and 35 medical rescue teams were working in Izmir. Rescue officials say relief operations are on in the city after Friday’s earthquake, which is the deadliest earthquake in Turkey in nearly a decade. A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, destroying homes and killing at least 22 people. AFAD said 961 people were injured in Turkey, with more than 220 still receiving treatment. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency informed that at least six people in the country have lost their lives, while over 200 people sustained injuries. The earthquake also killed two teenagers on Samos and injured at least 19 other people on the island. In 2020, 160 of the 193 global earthquake-related deaths occured in Turkey, Sözcü newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing data from the The United States Geological Survey (USGS).. The world was shaken by 105 earthquakes of 6 magnitude or higher in 2020, nine of which registered above 7 magnitude, including Friday’s earthquake in İzmir, which the USGS registered in the latter category. Pope Francis on Sunday asked the faithful to pray for the people of the Aegean Sea. Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Turkey is among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. 5.2 magnitude earthquake in western Turkey felt in Israel No casualties or damage reported in temblor whose epicenter was near Turkish city of Alanya By TOI staff 5 December 2020, 4:04 pm 1 Edit Turkish media said the earthquake was felt across the regions of Aegean and Marmara, where Istanbul is located but Istanbul's Governor said there were no reports of damage in the city. Feb. 23 (UPI) --Nine deaths have been reported after an earthquake struck near the border between Turkey and Iran just before 9 a.m. Sunday.The earthquake was reported to … Turkey has a mix of older buildings and cheap or illegal constructions, which can lead to serious damage and deaths when earthquakes hit. In Turkey, rescue operations are underway after buildings collapsed, with people stuck in the rubble in Izmir, one of Turkey’s main tourist regions. The quake triggered a small tsunami that hit Samos and the Seferihisar district of Izmir, drowning one elderly woman. Residents also were told to stay away from buildings amid aftershocks. 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At least 20 people were killed, including one who drowned, and more than 700 were injured, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). The ongoing tension has led to fears of open conflict between the two neighbours and NATO allies. The Minister said the survivor, Ahmet Citim, told him: "I never lost hope.". Terrifying videos and pictures available here. Rescuers search through the … According to reports, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, shaking both Turkey and Greece. Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey's western Izmir province Source: Depo Photos/ABACA via PA Images. The … This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods ... 30 people were killed and more than 1,600 injured when an earthquake struck Sivrice in Turkey's eastern Elazig ... 2020 … AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). AFAD said there were 244 aftershocks, 24 of which were above 4 on the Richter scale. THE DEATH TOLL has risen after a strong earthquake … Izmir Mayor Tunc Soyer told CNN Turk that about 20 buildings collapsed. Earthquakes are frequent in Greece as well. On Samos, where a tsunami warning was issued, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake … Ilke Cide, a doctoral student who was in Izmir's Guzelbahce region during the earthquake, said he went inland after waters rose. In Greece, there were an additional two fatalities and nineteen minor injuries. Many of which were in Izmir, Turkey, where several buildings collapsed. 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At least 14 people have been killed and over 400 injured. More than 1,000 injured, 22 dead in earthquake in Turkey. Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-storey building in central Izmir, with people climbing it to reach rescuers. The earthquake levelled buildings in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, where a small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district. The 7.0 magnitude tremor was centred off Turkey's Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was felt across the eastern Greek islands, the Greek capital of Athens and in Bulgaria. But there has been was some debate about its magnitude. Turkey put the magnitude lower, at 6.6, saying 20 people had died and 786 were injured in the province of Izmir. Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods October 30, 2020 A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, destroying a number of houses. "Turkey, too, is always ready to help Greece heal its wounds. "God please help us, and we don't want to lose hope.". Emergency services in both countries immediately attended the scene, as rescue efforts continued into the night. Following the 7.0 M earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea between Samos Island (Greece) and the western coast of Izmir Province (Turkey) on 30 October, in Turkey the number of deaths has risen. "It was a very big earthquake, it's difficult to have a bigger one," Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece's organisation for anti-seismic planning, told Greece's Skai TV. The 7.0-magnitude quake struck on Friday off the Turkish town of Seferihisar, becoming the deadliest disaster in Turkey in nearly 10 years. "My niece and my aunt have been saved, but we are still waiting for news about other families. Another eight people were reportedly treated at the local hospital for light injuries. Mr Erdogan responded to the tweet with his thanks and offered his condolences. Friday 24 January 2020 21:15 At least 18 people have died after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey, levelling buildings across the east of the country. So far 14 people have been confirmed dead in the two countries and Izmir’s governor said 70 people had been rescued from under the rubble. "They said there are four dead bodies underneath the ruins, but we don't know who they are. On Samos, damage was reported to buildings and roads, and residents were warned to stay away from the coast for fear of a tsunami. 116 people are known to have died in Turkey, with 1,034 more injured. In 1999, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's northwest, killing more than 17,000 people, including 1,000 in Istanbul. Footage on social media showed debris including refrigerators, chairs and tables floating through streets on the deluge. Turkey sits on top of two major fault lines and earthquakes are frequent. "There seems to be a small tsunami," he told broadcaster NTV. More than 200 people were injured in the region. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek Prime Minister, tweeted that he had phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "to offer my condolences for the tragic loss of life from the earthquake that struck both our countries". Greek seismologist Akis Tselentis told Greek state broadcaster ERT that due to the shallow depth of its epicentre — roughly 10 kilometres — potentially powerful aftershocks could be expected for several weeks and warned that buildings could collapse in a strong aftershock. Izmir, Turkey (AP) -- Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey … The operation that saved Mr Citim was the latest in a series of remarkable rescues since the earthquake on Friday afternoon local time. The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude at 7.0. Following the 7.0 M earthquake occurred off the Aegean Sea between Samos Island (Greece) and the western coast of Izmir Province (Turkey) on 30 October, the number of deaths has risen in Turkey. People work on a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. At least 27 people were killed in Turkey and Greece when a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing … Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has raised the death toll in Izmir province to 73. Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Turkey in 1999, killing around 18,000 people. Turkey is crisscrossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. AFAD said the earthquake was centred in the Aegean at a depth of 16.5 kilometres and registered at magnitude-6.6. At least 20 people were killed, including one who drowned, and more than 700 were injured, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). The tremors were felt across western Turkey, including in Istanbul and in the Greek capital of Athens. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, with an epicentre 13 kilometres north-north-east of the Greek island of Samos. A magnitude 5 earthquake has struck Turkey's southeastern city of Siirt, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. Videos posted on Twitter showed flooding in the immediate aftermath of the quake. Cemil Murat Budak | 05.12.2020 ANKARA A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province on Saturday, according to the country's disaster management agency. On Samos, two teenagers were killed. They continued searching in eight toppled buildings, but work was paused at one when authorities determined the damaged structure next door was also at risk of falling, forcing rescuers and people waiting outside to retreat. In Greece, the last deadly … Greece, Turkey - Earthquake update Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:09. Rescue workers in western Turkey have pulled a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 75 people and injuring close to 1,000. Rescue workers in western Turkey have pulled a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 75 people and injuring close to 1,000. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. The Greek minister responsible for civil protection and crisis management, Nikos Hardalias, headed to Samos, as did a search and rescue team, paramedics and engineers. The earthquake was centred in the Aegean, north-east of the Greek island of Samos. But on the third day since the disaster, search-and-rescue teams appeared to be finding more bodies than survivors in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city. In a show of solidarity rare in recent months of tense bilateral relations, Greek and Turkish government officials issued mutual messages of solidarity. In a rare show of unity amid months of tense relations over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek and Turkish government officials issued mutual messages of solidarity over the quake toll. 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"I am very used to earthquakes … so I didn't take it very seriously at first but this time it was really scary," he said, adding the earthquake had lasted for at least 25-30 seconds. ANKARA: Turkey on Wednesday officially called off its search and rescue mission, five days after a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea, killing 116 people in western Turkey and Greece. At least 20 people are dead and hundreds more injured after a strong earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos. More than 17,000 people were killed in August 1999 when a magnitude-7.6 quake struck Izmit, a city south-east of Istanbul. The US Geological Survey rated it 7.0, while the Istanbul's Kandilli Institute put it at 6.9 and AFAD said it measured 6.6. "This tragedy reminds us once again how close we are despite our differences over policy. The death toll from last week's earthquake in Turkey has risen to 116. "We have a number of families live here, and we are waiting hopelessly," said Buket, a local resident of Izmir's Bayrakli. The earthquake is the deadliest of 2020 so far. Eleven days ago, on January 24th, 2020 at 8:55PM local time (17:55 UTC), a magnitude-6.8 earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 8 km in the Doğanyol district of Elazığ, eastern Turkey — a region famed for its vineyards, growing an endemic type of … Rescue efforts under way after deadly earthquake in Turkey, Greece ... October 31, 2020. The quake occurred as Turkey was already struggling with an economic downturn and the coronavirus pandemic. Rescuers are still searching collapsed buildings, but so far more than 100 survivors have been found. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. A M7.0 earthquake hit Greece (Samos) and Turkey (Izmir) triggering deaths, injuries, tsunami, destruction on October 30, 2020. The magnitude of the earthquake was determined to be 6.7 Mw. The only thing we can do is wait. In 1999, two powerful quakes killed some 18,000 people in north-western Turkey. January 25, 2020 / 9:55 AM / AP The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 … "Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together". "We pray that there is no further loss of life in Turkey or Greece and we send our best wishes to all those affected on both sides of the earthquake," Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun tweeted. The earthquake levelled buildings in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, where a small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district. Ismail Yetiskin, Mayor of Izmir's Seferihisar, said sea levels rose as a result of the quake. officials issued mutual messages of solidarity over the quake toll. In 2011, a quake in the eastern city of Van killed more than 500 people. The 2020 Elazığ earthquake occurred at 20:55 local time on 24 January in Turkey. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey, leaving 12 dead, over 600 injured, and toppling at least 20 buildings acollman@businessinsider.com (Ashley Collman,Inyoung Choi) 10/30/2020 Hundreds of aftershocks followed. Turkey’s disaster relief agency reported 24 deaths and nearly 800 injuries, while in Greece two teenagers died in the island of Samos. At least 14 people have been killed and over 400 injured. The earthquake's epicentre was close to the town of Sivrice in Elazığ Province and felt in the neighbouring provinces of Diyarbakır, Malatya and Adıyaman, and the neighbouring countries of Armenia, Syria and Iran. Water rose above the dock in the main harbour of Samos and flooded the street. Kandilli Observatory reported the magnitude of the … AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). 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