Earthquake strikes in Aegean Sea off coast of Turkey, Greece

By Zamira Rahim, CNN

Updated 5:14 p.m. ET, October 30, 2020
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9:09 a.m. ET, October 30, 2020

At least 20 buildings damaged in Turkish city of Izmir 

From CNN's Isil Sariyuce in Istanbul

Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

At least 20 buildings have been damaged in the Turkish city of Izmir, its mayor Tunc Soyer told CNN Turk. 

Soyer said there were no reports of casualties as of now.

The quake struck 19 km north of Greece's Samos Island in the eastern Aegean Sea, according to the Athens Earthquake Institute.

12:04 p.m. ET, October 30, 2020

Major earthquake strikes Aegean Sea near Turkey and Greece

From CNN's Isil Sariyuce in Istanbul

A view of damaged buildings in the aftermath of the earthquake in Izmir, Turkey on October 30.
A view of damaged buildings in the aftermath of the earthquake in Izmir, Turkey on October 30. Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

At least six buildings have fallen in the Turkish cities of Izmir, Bornova and Bayrakli after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea nearby, according to the Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.

Soylu said there were no reports of loss of life in several cities.

“Our teams continue their screening and interventions in the field," he said in a tweet Friday.

Arwa Damon reports: