Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits Turkey's Izmir
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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits Turkey's Izmir

ERBIL - A powerful earthquake on Friday hit the Turkish city of Izmir, killing four people and wounding more than 100 others, the country's health ministry confirmed.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake left at least 120 people injured in Izmir, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca explained in a statement on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Izmir's mayor confirmed to CNN Turk that at least 20 buildings were also damaged.

People in Izmir were fleeing their houses to seek safety in the streets, local media reports said.

However, Turkey believes that the quake was measured at 6.6 on Richter scale.