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Massive earthquake in Aegean Sea hits Greece and Turkey

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey.

Six people were killed in Turkey after the strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and nearby Greek islands.

People ran onto streets in panic in the coastal city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude of up to 7.0 at around 1150 GMT.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said six people died, one due to drowning, while 202 people were injured.

The quake caused a mini-tsunami and neighbourhoods were deluged with surging seawater which swept a flood of debris inland and left fish stranded as it receded.

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