Quick Quake Briefing: M7.0 Samos Island (Offshore Greece and Turkey) Earthquake October 30, 2020

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

The EERI Northern California Regional Chapter and the EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program are co-hosting a FREE webinar on the Samos-Izmir M7.0 earthquake that struck on October 30, 2020 in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.

The quake caused significant damage and left many dead in Turkey from collapsed buildings. The worst effects were in western Turkey, particularly in the city of Izmir, where over 4 million people live some 40 miles from the epicenter. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami that flooded coastal areas in Turkey and Samos Island. The epicenter was located at the sea border between Turkey and Greece, and faults in that area were not well explored. In the aftermath of the earthquake, leaders of both countries expressed the need for future cooperation—”whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together.” The briefing will also discuss joint Greece/Turkey research.