Greece-Turkey earthquake: Mini-tsunami tidal waves send furniture flying down streets – World News

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck Greece and Turkey caused a “mini tsunami” which has sent furniture flying down flooded streets.

Dramatic and shaking video footage shows streets that look like rivers with furniture swimming down them after the earthquake reportedly caused water levels to rise.

Wooden chairs, tables and what appears to be a bookcase drift down the water in between houses in the shocking footage.

The caption of the clip posted on Twitter says: “Wow a mini-tsunami occurred in Izmir’s Seferhisar.”

Locals said buildings shook for over two minutes during the quake which damaged buildings across the region and forced people out into the streets.

At least three people were injured with fears there could be fatalities.

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Furniture swimming down streets
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A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said.

People flooded onto the streets in the tourist city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck the region with a magnitude of up to 7.0.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter that six buildings had collapsed in two districts of Izmir province.

Streets flooded near homes
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A woman looks out at a street filled with water
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Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6, while the U.S. Geological Survey said it was 7.0.

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It struck at around 11.50 and was felt along Turkey’s Aegean coast and the northwestern Marmara region, reports said.

The epicentre was some 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of the Izmir province, at a depth of 16 km, AFAD said.

Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building
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The strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea
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The U.S. Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and that the epicentre was 33.5 km off Turkey’s coast.

Residents of the Greek island of Samos, which has a population of about 45,000, were urged to stay away from coastal areas, Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece’s organisation for anti-seismic planning, told Greece’s Skai TV.

“It was a very big earthquake, it’s difficult to have a bigger one,” said Lekkas.

High tidal wave warnings were in place in Samos.