Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding

An earthquake in the Aegean Sea triggered flooding of coastal areas of Turkey and Greece.

The earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck on 30 October 2020, causing over 20 buildings to collapse in Turkey’s Izmir Province. As of 01 November, 41 people had died and almost 900 injured in the province. The earthquake also caused buildings to collapse on the Greek island of Samos, where at least 2 fatalities were reported.

Videos shared on Social Media showed flooding in coastal areas after the quake had triggered a mini tsunami. Streets were flooded and boats swept inland in areas of Samos in Greece and in the districts of Cesme and Seferihisar in Izmir Province in Turkey.

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