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6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Turkey, Greece : Six Buildings Collapsed In Izmir Due To Earthquake

A powerful Earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean Coast, North of the Greek Island of Samos

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor of up to 7.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Turkey's Izmir Province and was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul.

Turkey and Greece both sit on fault lines and Earthquakes are common.

The 6.6-magnitude Earthquake has destroyed many buildings in Western Izmir, raising fears of casualties.

The temblor was also felt in Greek Island of Samos where a church has suffered damages.

Turkish President Erdogan in a tweet said, the government will use all state resources to provide relief to the Quake-hit citizens.

He stated that the government has started relief efforts with the help of all relevant state institutions.

In a tweet, the Turkish Interior Minister Sulyman said, six buildings collapsed due to the jolts caused by powerful Earthquake in Izmir.