Turkey hit by 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Posted by Anita Froneman on 30 October 2020

An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude has hit the province of Izmir in western Turkey on Friday, October 30. A tsunami warning has been issued.

US Geological Survey reports indicated damage to buildings but no immediate casualties. According to The Citizen, Greece has also been affected and the quake was felt from Istanbul to Athens.

‘Some of our fellow citizens are stuck in the rubble,’ said Environment Minister Murat Kurum. Over 20 buildings have collapsed, causing extensive damage to infrastructure and other resources.

‘Our teams continue their screening and interventions in the field,’  the Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

‘With all the means of our state, we stand by our citizens affected by the earthquake. We took action to start the necessary work in the region with all our relevant institutions and ministers,’ Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan added.

Picture: Twitter/U_Pandaa

yoast-primary - 1004431
tcat - Environment
tcat_slug - environment
tcat2 - Travel news
tcat2_slug - travel-news
tcat_final -