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Turkey earthquake live – 7.0 magnitude quake triggers tsunami and destroys buildings in Izmir near Greek island Samos


A HUGE earthquake has rocked Turkey as it destroyed buildings and triggered a tsunami that swept through coastal towns.

The quake registered a magnitude of 7.0 with its epicentre 11 miles north of the island of Greek island Samos.

The enormous tremor was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul, the US Geological survey said.

At least 20 buildings in Izmir, a Turkish city with population of 4.4million, are said to have collapsed, Mayor Tunc Soyer told CNN Turk.

Rescue efforts are already under way – but there is no confirmation on the number of deaths of injuries.

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