“Frightening” video clips of the first moments of the violent earthquake that struck Turkey spread on the media, which caused panic among citizens, after many buildings collapsed, and streets flooded.
Some Izmir streets were flooded by the sea due to the tide that occurred after the great earthquake in the Turkish port city on Friday.
The governor of Izmir said that initial information spoke of the collapse of 20 buildings in the city due to the earthquake.
A video clip revealed the moment of a frightening collapse of a building in the city of Izmir, due to the violent tremor caused by the earthquake.
The earthquake, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the Aegean Sea in western Turkey and affected Greece, and it lasted for 30 seconds.
According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Authority, it began work to determine whether there were losses of lives and property in earthquakes.
The authority indicated on its official website that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.54 km underground.
Turkey is witnessing earthquakes from time to time, the last of which was on September 24.
The earthquake occurred at a distance of 18.87 km off the coast of “Marmara Argelisi” region of the state, and at a depth of 6.83 km below sea level.
An earthquake measuring 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale hit Istanbul, Turkey, on September 26, 2019, and was felt by residents in several states.
There were also 18 aftershocks after the earthquake, the largest with a magnitude of 4.1, according to a Turkish disaster management statement.
Turkey is one of the earthquake-prone areas in the world, especially Istanbul, where the city is located near a large fault line.