Friday, October 30, 2020

Live Updates: Powerful earthquake hits Aegean sea, causing buildings to collapse in Turkey — RT World News

 A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Turkey, toppling buildings in the tourist city of Izmir, causing damage across several Turkish towns and shaking the Greek capital of Athens.

The USGS issued a preliminary alert recording the quake as a 7.0 magnitude temblor, but Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said it was a 6.6 quake which struck along the Aegean coast.

The temblor struck shortly after 1:51pm local time near the Greek island of Samos, with the Mayor of eastern Samos claiming multiple buildings had collapsed.

Eyewitness footage from around the Aegean shows crowds evacuating onto the streets as large dust clouds emanated from collapsed buildings in the distance.

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  1. A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos.

    The tremor of 7.0 magnitude was centred off Turkey's Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, and was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul.

    Turkish officials said there were no reports of casualties so far but six buildings had collapsed in Izmir city.

    Turkey and Greece both sit on fault lines and earthquakes are common.

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  2. Three People Rescued From Rubble in Bayraklı District, Izmir, Reports Say

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  3. In January more than 30 people were killed and more than 1,600 injured when an earthquake struck Sivrice in Turkey's eastern Elazig province.

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  4. Παπαζάχος: Μετασεισμοί ακόμα και 6 Ρίχτερ στη Σάμο

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  5. Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu issued a Twitter statement about the earthquake, claiming that at least six buildings had collapsed in Izmir and reports of potential casualties were streaming in from several other cities.

    “Until now, 6 building demolition notices have been received in İzmir Bornova and Bayraklı. Damage and loss of life reported in Uşak, Denizli, Manisa, Balikesir, Aydın and Muğla, our teams continue their screening and interventions in the field. Get well soon,” Soylu wrote.

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  6. Professor Konstantinos Synolakis, who developed the global tsunami simulation model, speaking to protothema.gr, said that a level tsunami was a possibility.

    “What we saw was a tsunami similar to the one that hit Kos and what we are wondering whether after the earthquake there was what we call a submarine landslide.”

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  7. Le puissant séisme survenu ce 30 octobre en mer Égée et qui a touché la Grèce ainsi que la Turquie a déclenché un mini-tsunami sur l’île grecque de Samos, indique la chaîne de télévision locale ERT1. Des images de dégâts matériels importants ont été relayées sur les réseaux sociaux.

    Déclenché par un puissant tremblement de terre en mer Égée, un mini-tsunami a frappé l’île grecque de Samos en causant des dégâts matériels, rapporte ERT1, une chaîne de télévision locale.

    Des internautes diffusent des images des conséquences dévastatrices sur les réseaux sociaux.

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  8. At Least 4 People Killed, Over 120 Injured in Earthquake in Turkey, Emergency Agency Says

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  9. Some 70 people have been rescued from the rubble in Izmir, Turkey, Governor Selim Köşger said in a statement.

    He also confirmed that there was a tsunami in some areas of Seferihisar, adding that there is information of one wounded in the city.

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  10. Κρίσιμες οι επόμενες 48ωρες για την εξέλιξη του ισχυρού σεισμού των 6,7 βαθμών της κλίμακας Ρίχτερ στη Σάμο. Ο Διευθυντής Ερευνών του Γεωδυναμικού Ινστιτούτου του Εθνικού Αστεροσκοπείου Αθηνών Αθανάσιος Γκανάς μιλά στο protothema.gr. και εξηγεί ότι θα υπάρξουν ισχυροί μετασεισμοί, ενώ αναμένουν και έναν ισχυρό μετασεισμό της τάξεως των 6 Ρίχτερ.

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  11. Au moins quatre personnes ont été tuées et 120 blessées selon un premier bilan publié par le ministre de la Santé turque.

    "Hélas, quatre de nos concitoyens ont perdu la vie dans le séisme (...) Au total, 120 de nos concitoyens ont été blessés", a indiqué le ministre, Fahrettin Koca, sur Twitter.

    La secousse, qui a été ressentie jusqu'à Istanbul et Athènes, s'est produite en mer Egée, au sud-ouest d'Izmir, troisième plus grande ville de Turquie, et près de l'île grecque de Samos.

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  12. Two children were found dead under a collapsed wall after a big earthquake that hit the Greek Island of Samos on Friday, the ERT TV channel reported.

    According to the Greek channel’s correspondent, a boy and a girl were walking along a narrow street when the wall collapsed.

    Rescuers pulled out the children, and the search operation is ongoing, the broadcaster reported.

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    1. Νεκρά δύο παιδιά που καταπλακώθηκαν από τοίχο

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  13. Μήνυμα αλληλεγγύης από Μπορέλ: Η ΕΕ είναι έτοιμη να υποστηρίξει όλες τις προσπάθειες

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  14. Six people were killed and some 200 were injured in the Turkish city of Izmir after a powerful earthquake rocked its Aegean coast. Images coming from the city show significant damage, suggesting the death toll may rise.

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    1. At Least 12 Killed, 419 Injured in Earthquake in Turkey

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    2. Al menos 12 personas han muerto y más de 400 han resultado heridas en la localidad turca de Esmirna tras el movimiento telúrico.

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    3. Δώδεκα οι νεκροί και 321 οι τραυματίες από τον ισχυρό σεισμό των 6,7 βαθμών - Ο αριθμός των θυμάτων ενδέχεται να αυξηθεί, προειδοποιούν οι αρχές – Σωστικά συνεργεία προσπαθούν εντοπίσουν επιζώντες καθώς το σκοτάδι πέφτει πάνω από τα ερείπια

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  15. Search and rescue operations are continuing at 12 collapsed and damaged buildings across the city of Izmir, it said.

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  16. El Ministro de Medio Ambiente y Planificación Urbana de Turquía, Fatih Kurum, declaró que hay gente atrapada bajo los escombros en la ciudad de Esmirna, una de las localidades donde más fuerte se sintió el temblor.

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  17. Πληροφορίες θέλουν τουλάχιστον 40 άτομα να έχουν εγκλωβιστεί σε ένα, μόνο, κτήριο, ενώ, σύμφωνα με τον κυβερνήτη της Σμύρνης, έχουν απεγκλωβιστεί τουλάχιστον 70 άτομα.

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  18. Turkey’s disaster relief agency reported 24 deaths and nearly 800 injuries

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  19. The search for survivors in Izmir, Turkey continues after a powerful earthquake on Friday.

    Work continued through the night to search for survivors in buildings that were destroyed as a result of the earthquake.

    Around 100 survivors have been pulled out alive from the rubble so far, Turkey's Environment and Urbanisation Minister Murat Kurum told reporters.

    However many people are still trapped and aftershocks have hampered rescue workers.

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    1. The death toll from the quake, which also struck the Greek island of Samos, has risen to 30, with over 800 injured.

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    2. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey’s western Izmir province has gone up to 42, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).
      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Saturday that the death toll from the earthquake stood at 37. More than 880 people were injured.

      "According to the latest data, 42 people died… Rescuers in Izmir are working on the rubble of nine destroyed buildings," AFAD said early on Sunday morning.

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  20. At least 60 people are known to have died, and many more remain unaccounted for.

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    1. Sixty-two deaths have been confirmed in Turkey, while two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos.

      Dozens of people remain unaccounted for following the quake.

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    2. Число жертв землетрясения в провинции Измир на западе Турции увеличилось до 69. Об этом сообщило в воскресенье Управление по чрезвычайным ситуациям Турции.

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