Imrats filled, sea water disappears and tsunami devastation, Turkey

Friday’s powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea shook Turkey and Greece. Turkey’s Department of Disaster and Emergency Management said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 16.5 kilometers down in the Aegean Sea. The earthquake has recorded a magnitude of 6.6. The earthquake in Izmir city of western Turkey has caused massive devastation. Initial reports have reported reports of several people being killed and hundreds injured. The kind of photos that have started appearing on social media, it can be inferred that there has been a large loss of life and property. Relief and rescue operations have started.  

Many Turkish people and journalists are sharing photos and videos on Twitter. In one of the videos, tall buildings are seen collapsing, and in many pictures the debris itself is visible. Some of the videos are quite frightening, showing that after the earthquake dried up on the seashore, the water disappeared. It is being told that tsunamis and floods have also occurred.

The European-Mudsagar Seismology Center stated that the earthquake initially had a magnitude of 6.9 and that its epicenter was in the island of Samos in the northeast of Greece. Turkish media shows debris of a multi-storey building in central Izmir. Apart from this, the rescuers are also seen stationed. Photographs of smoke rising in several places in central Izmir have also been revealed.

Governor of Izmir has said that no immediate information was received about the casualties. Turkish media have said that the earthquake has been felt in both the Aegean and Marmara regions, where Istanbul is located. The governor of Istanbul said that no news has been received about the loss. According to the Geological Survey of America, the earthquake intensity was 7.0.

Tremors were also felt in the peninsula of eastern Greece. Apart from this, people in the capital Athens also felt the tremors of the earthquake. Greek media said that residents of Samos and other peninsulas fled their homes during the earthquake. Apart from this, there have also been reports of rock fall.