7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Greece And Turkey

A strong earthquake has struck Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos, officials said.

The 7.0 magnitude tremor, about 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of western Izmir province, was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

There was no word on casualties, but photos from Izmir, the Turkish capital, showed collapsed buildings. 

An earthquake that struck Izmir in 1999 killed about 17,000 people.

Reports have said that Friday's quake was also felt on the Greek island of Crete.

Social media videos showed people digging through the ruins of collapsed buildings, but it was not possible to check the footage.

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