Istanbul Turkey has witnessed a devastating scene of devastation after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Samos Peninsula of Greece on Friday. Many big buildings got grounded on seeing them.
So far 17 people have died due to this powerful earthquake, while 709 people are injured. At the same time, at least four people have suffered minor injuries in the Samos Peninsula of Greece. Turkey’s Department of Disaster and Emergency Management has reported that 17 people have died and 709 injured in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.
Giving information, Director of the Kandili Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute in the capital Istanbul, Haluk Ogener has said that a small tsunami has also occurred in Seferisar in Izmir district after the earthquake.
Turkish Health Minister Fakhruddin Khwaja has said in tweeting that relief work is going on. As many as 38 ambulances, two ambulance helicopters and 35 medical rescue teams are working in Izmir for rescue and relief.
At the same time, Yavuz Salim Kosagar, the governor of Izmir, said that at least 70 people were trapped in the debris. He said that many buildings have been damaged and four have collapsed. Disaster and Emergency Management Department has said that shell and rescue work is going on in at least 12 buildings.
Crisis scene after earthquake
Let us tell you that according to the Department of Disaster and Emergency Management, the epicenter of the earthquake was 16.5 kilometers down in the Aegean Sea. Its intensity is measured at 6.6. According to the Greek media, people living in Samos and other peninsulas were seen running out of their homes hurriedly as soon as earthquake tremors were felt. Landslides have also occurred in many places, while many buildings collapsed.
Several types of videos have surfaced on social media, in which clearly falling and shaking buildings can be seen during the earthquake. After the earthquake, terrible scenes of destruction have also come to light.
When was the most devastating earthquake in Turkey
Let me tell you that Turkey is located on the ‘Ring of Fire’ of the Pacific. This means that it is an area where earthquake shocks occur frequently. So far in the history of Turkey, there have been many devastating earthquake tremors, in which thousands of people have died. On 13 December 115, there was a devastating earthquake in Turkey. About 2.6 lakh people died in it.
– 13 December 115: There was a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Antioch, which killed about 2.6 lakh people.