China News Service, October 30. According to Agence France-Presse, on the 30th local time, the Greek Earthquake Observation Agency said that a strong earthquake of magnitude 6 or higher occurred near the Aegean island of Samos.
According to local media reports, the earthquake triggered a small tsunami.
In addition, there are currently some buildings damaged in the area, but no victims have been reported.
At approximately 19:51 on October 30, Beijing time, a strong earthquake struck Greece.
Image source: Screenshot of the US Geological Survey website.
According to reports, at 19:51 on the 30th, Beijing time, a strong earthquake occurred near the Greek island of Samos, and both Crete and the capital Athens felt the earthquake.
The Greek Meteorological Observatory originally estimated the magnitude of the earthquake to be 6.6, but later revised it to 6.7.
According to the website of the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 7 and the focal depth was 10 kilometers.
The epicenter was about 14 kilometers away from the town of Neon Karlovasion on Samos Island and close to the Turkish resort city of Izmir.
According to Greek media reports, there are no reports of victims, but there is news of damage to buildings.
The Greek Public Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) quoted the deputy mayor of Samos, Mitesios, as saying: “The walls of some houses have collapsed and some buildings have been damaged.”
Turkish Interior Minister Soylu said, "So far, we have received news about the collapse of 6 buildings in Izmir."