2020 Aegean Sea earthquake

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The 2020 Aegean Sea earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. It struck on 30 October 2020, about 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of the island of Samos, Greece.

The earthquake caused many buildings to be damaged; some collapsed. In the Turkish city İzmir, dozens of buildings were either damaged or collapsed.

In Greece, 2 people were killed, with 19 more sustaining minor injuries. In Turkey, 25 people were killed and 804 more were injured.[1]

A tsunami later hit the islands of Ikaria, Kos, Chios and Samos. It also hit İzmir where it killed one person.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods". BBC News. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. Specia, Megan; Stevis-Gridneff, Matina (30 October 2020). "Earthquake Rattles Western Turkey and Greece, Leveling Buildings". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-30.