No less than 4 individuals have died after a strong earthquake centred off Turkey’s Izmir province struck the Aegean sea. The 7.0 magnitude quake has affected a number of Greek islands and could possibly be felt as afar as Athens and Istanbul.
The tremor triggered rising sea ranges within the space, inflicting a mini-ssunami that has triggered flooding to elements of Izmir and the Greek port of Samos.
Each international locations lie on among the world’s most energetic fault traces which means earthquakes are frequent. Rescue operations are ongoing in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest metropolis after.