Aegean earthquake caused at least 2 deaths and 8 injuries in Greece Expert: There may be strong aftershocks
According to Euronet, a 7-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea on the 30th, and the Greek island of Samos and the Turkish province of Izmir were severely affected.
In Samos Island and surrounding areas, the earthquake has caused at least 2 deaths, 8 citizens were injured, and a large number of buildings and roads have been damaged to varying degrees.
According to reports, after the earthquake, dozens of aftershocks of magnitude 3 to 4 occurred in Samos. About an hour after the strong earthquake, four small tsunamis reached the coast of Samos, and seawater intrusion occurred in the local coastal area.
Cars were washed up on the shoulders of the road by the waves, and many shops and residential items were floating on the water.
On the 30th local time, a magnitude 7 earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea. The picture shows rescuers carrying out search and rescue work at the scene.
According to reports, the earthquake also caused the collapse of several uninhabited buildings and caused varying degrees of damage to a large number of buildings and roads on the island.
According to the local government, two 17-year-old high school students were killed when they were hit by a collapsed wall on their way after school. Eight other people were injured.
Fomios Lekas, head of the Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, said that the earthquake was not only high in magnitude, but also a shallow earthquake, so almost the whole of Greece felt the earthquake.
He warned that strong aftershocks are expected to occur locally in the next 48 hours.
The Greek seismologist Tasos Stavros also warned that there is a danger of strong aftershocks in the area. Not only in the short term, but also in the next 2 to 3 months, there may be another magnitude 5 aftershock.