In the early morning of November 2, local time, according to data released by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, as of now, a total of 73 people have been killed in the Aegean earthquake in Turkey, and another 961 have been injured. Of these, 743 have been discharged from hospital and 218 are still receive treatment.
Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey, felt the tremor. According to Turkish Vice President Oktay, about 400 houses in Izmir suffered varying degrees of damage in the earthquake. At present, there are still people trapped in the rubble, and rescuers are conducting search and rescue work near 8 seriously damaged buildings. A tsunami occurred after the earthquake in the southern town of Sajak in Izmir, killing one person. Earthquakes were felt in many places around Izmir.
According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, the Turkish government and non-governmental organizations have sent more than 6,000 rescuers and more than 1,000 vehicles to participate in the rescue work. At present, the local area has set up a number of temporary settlements in open areas such as parks, and distributed food, water, blankets and other daily necessities to residents.
Turkish Education Minister said on the 31st that Izmir will suspend classes for a week.
According to information released by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), at 14:51 on October 30, local time, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea near Izmir, the western city of Turkey. The epicenter is far from Sefe in Izmir. The Rihisar area is only 17.26 km.