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Major Earthquake Rattles the Aegean Sea

30 Oct 2020, 7:42 am

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Turkey on Friday, triggering a tsunami.

The 7.0 magnitude temblor occurred about 20 miles off the coast of the Izmir province just before 8 am Eastern Time.

Multiple buildings have collapsed and videos show water rushing through streets in Izmir. The quake was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul.

The Mediterranean is an active earthquake region. To read more about this event and seismology in the region, head to the USGS summary of the event by clicking here.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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