Powerful earthquake strikes Greece & Turkey

A powerful earthquake has struck the Greek island of Samos and Turkey’s Aegean coast.

The 7.0 magnitude tremor, about 17km (11 miles) off the coast of western Izmir province, was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Reports said Friday’s quake was also felt on the Greek island of Crete.

There was no word on casualties but images from the Turkish city of Izmir showed buildings that had collapsed.


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