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At least 27 people were killed in Turkey and Greece when a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on the afternoon of Friday, October 30, 2020, sending buildings crashing down and triggering what authorities called a “mini tsunami”. In Turkey, at least 20 buildings in the city of Izmir were destroyed. Images showed vehicles crushed under buildings and people digging through the rubble in search for survivors. At least 800 people had been injured in Turkey and dozens rescued by teams using digging equipment and helicopters. Approximately 470 aftershocks had been recorded, 35 of which were over 4.0 magnitude.