Quantcast
Home Business News Major 7 magnitude earthquake hits tourist areas in Greece and Turkey

Major 7 magnitude earthquake hits tourist areas in Greece and Turkey

by LLB Reporter
30th Oct 20 1:01 pm

Holiday hotspots in Greece and Turkey have been hit with a catastrophic 7 magnitude earthquake destroying buildings affecting millions of residents.

The major earthquake was felt across the Aegean and Marmara, Istanbul, the Greek Islands and the capital Athens.

Major 7magnitude earthquake hits tourist areas in Greece and Turkey, which has killed at least four people and more than 120 are injured.

Holiday hotspots in Greece and Turkey have been hit with a catastrophic 7 magnitude earthquake destroying buildings affecting millions of residents.

The major earthquake was felt across the Aegean and Marmara, Istanbul, the Greek Islands and the capital Athens, and a tsunami warning has been issued.

Residents have been warned to stay from the coastline due to the tsunami warning, and water rose above the dock in the main harbour in Samos.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it has a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, with an epicentre eight miles off the Greek island of Samos.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 7.0. Search and rescue teams have been sent to Izmir in Turkey, the emergency authority said.

Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey which has around 4.5m residents, and Istanbul’s governor said there are no reports of damage in his city.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

CLOSE AD

Sign up to our daily news alerts