A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Turkish town of Izmir, setting off a mini-tsunami in its wake. The governor of the region has said that the quake destroyed several buildings, while dramatic footage from social media shows houses collapsing in the aftermath of the quake. In one clip, a huge wave is seen crashing through the streets of the town.
A tweet captioned the video: “Wow a mini tsunami occurred in Izmir’s Seferhisar after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake.”
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the earthquake was centered in the Aegean Sea at a depth of 10.3 miles and registered at a 6.6 magnitude.
The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude at 7.0.
Turkey’s interior minister reports that six buildings in western Izmir province were destroyed.