Friday Oct 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed "strong solidarity" with the people of Turkey after a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed four, injured more than 100, and destroyed several buildings throughout the country.
"Extremely anguished by news of earthquake in Izmir, #Turkey, and people reportedly trapped in demolished buildings. Like always, people of #Pakistan are in strong solidarity with their Turkish brethren. Our best wishes and prayers!" read a tweet by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.
The earthquake rocked Turkey and Greece off the former's Aegean coast north of the Greek island of Samos.
This was revealed by the US Geological Survey (USGS) which added that tremors were felt as far away as Istanbul and Athens.
The epicentre has been identified some 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of the Izmir province, at a depth of 16 km, said Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). The U.S. Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and that the epicentre was 33.5 km off Turkey's coast.