At least fourteen people have died across Turkey and Greece after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea near both countries. Here's what we know so far:
The earthquake: The 7.0-magnitude earthquake sent buildings crashing down and triggered what authorities called a "mini tsunami."
In Turkey, at least 20 buildings in the city of Izmir were destroyed. Images showed vehicles crushed under the buildings and people digging through the rubble in search of survivors.
More than a 100 aftershocks were recorded in Turkey, say officials, and search and rescue operations continue in 17 buildings, four of them are completely collapsed.
The victims: Officials say 12 people died in Turkey's coastal west. At least 522 people were injured in the country, said Murat Kurum, Turkey's Environment and Urbanization Minister.
Among Turkey's injured, five people are in surgury and eight are in intensive care. Dozens were saved by rescue teams using diggers and helicopters to search for survivors, according to the country's disaster agency.
In Greece's island of Samos, two teenagers died, Greece’s Civil Protection Ministry confirmed to CNN. Their bodies have been recovered from the rubble.
Buildings have been damaged in both nations, and some Turkish coastal towns have been flooded.
The reaction: Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted “Get well soon İzmir” in the aftermath of the quake.
“With all the means of our state, we stand by our citizens affected by the earthquake. We took action to start the necessary work in the region with all our relevant institutions and ministers,” Erdogan added.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Erdogan to offer condolences after an earthquake hit both countries on Friday.
"Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together," he wrote on Twitter in reference to both countries clashing in last few months over tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Erdogan thanked the Greek Mitsotakis for his condolences and offered the same to Greece on Twitter. "Turkey, too, is always ready to help Greece heal its wounds," Erdogan said, adding "that two neighbors show solidarity in difficult times is more valuable than many things in life."