Major earthquake hits holiday hotspots in Turkey and Greece

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7 has hit holiday hotspots in Turkey and Greece, destroying a number of buildings.
The epicentre of the tremor was in the Aegean Sea some 11 miles (17 km) off the coast of Turkey’s Izmir province, at a depth of 10 miles (16km).

Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-storey building in central Izmir, with people climbing it to reach rescuers.
Smoke was also filmed in several areas.
The authorities said there was no immediate information on casualties.

Advertisement

It has been reported the earthquake was felt across the region, including in Istanbul, as well as the eastern Greek islands and as far as the capital Athens.

Greek media said the residents of Samos and other islands fled their homes, while some rockfalls were reported.

More from Greece

There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Both countries reported aftershocks.

Source : Sky News