The 2020 Aegean Sea earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. It struck on 30 October 2020, about 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of the island of Samos, Greece.
The earthquake caused many buildings to be damaged; some collapsed. In the Turkish city İzmir, dozens of buildings were either damaged or collapsed.
In Greece, 2 people were killed, with 19 more sustaining minor injuries. In Turkey, 25 people were killed and 804 more were injured.
A tsunami later hit the islands of Ikaria, Kos, Chios and Samos. It also hit İzmir where it killed one person.
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Crowds gather around an earthquake-ravaged building in Izmir.
A child rescued alive from a collapsed building
Tents set up by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency in Izmir for people affected by the earthquake.