7.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey and Greece, sets off Tsunami (VIDEO)

United States Geological Survey put the magnitude of the tremor at 7.0. Footage released on social media by local residents show Izmir flooded by water with debris and furniture washed away.

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New Delhi: A powerful earthquake jolted Turkey and Greece today, sending building crashing down and also triggering Tsunami at the coastal area.
Four people have been killed and 120 injured after 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey’s western coastline on Frida.

The quake, which was felt intensely in Izmir, caused great panic, according to press reports. The NTV broadcaster said at least 10 buildings were collapsed in the district of Bayrakli alone.

Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple buildings in Izmir.

The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude of the tremor at 7.0.

“So far, we have received information about six collapsed buildings” in Izmir province, which incudes the city, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter.

Footage released on social media by a local resident show Izmir flooded by water with debris and furniture washed away.

In a social media clip, a huge wave was seen crashing the streets of the town. Another one showed powerful waves demolishing everything in its wake.

The quake was felt across the eastern Greek islands and even in the Greek capital, Athens. Greek media said the residents of Samos and other islands fled their homes, while some rockfalls were reported.