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Preliminary M 7.0 earthquake and tsunami north of Samos, Greece (1 Viewer)


warneagle

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A 7.0 earthquake 14 km north of the Greek Island of Samos in the Aegean Sea has caused serious damage in western Turkey, including the major city of İzmir, where a tsunami was also reported.




[Translation of the tweet in Turkish: "After the earthquake in Seferihisar, İzmir, the sea flooded. We were trapped in the upper stories. There is a lot of damage."]
 

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Here's another video of the tsunami [Translation: "Very sad, Seferihisar was also affected by a tsunami"]. The tweet suggests that several other major cities in western Turkey, including Bursa and Eskişehir were also affected.

 

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Wow! I've got a friend that used to live there and has friends in the region. Just reached out to her to see if they are okay.
 

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The videos reminded me of the ones from Indonesia during the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 (not of the same size obviously).
 

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As of right now, at least 12 dead in Turkey, 14 overall. Here's the USGS event page:


And the University of Athens earthquake list:


Nerd details should be available from local seismologists here, though today's isn't up yet (also it's in Greek, but my browser translated it all right):


The USGS has similar information, so it's possible to compare expert views.
 

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Just spotted this building on Twitter... wow hope no one was in the building.

Also spotted this video - just seems like it lasts forever....

 
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