Scary footage from İzmir … The largest earthquake in İzmit: this year: 5.6 in Kırkağa ç, Manisa, ... 5.6 magnitude earthquake. Joseph Gamp 31st Oct 2020, 10:35. About 500,000 people felt strong to … (HRV); see 2020 Iran–Turkey earthquakes: 14 June 2020 16:24 local time Bingöl: 39.42 40.67 1 5.9 M w: see 2020 Bingöl earthquake: 30 October 2020 14:51 local time İzmir: 37.918 26.790 116 7.0 M w see 2020 Aegean Sea earthquake: 27 December 2020 09.37 local time Elazığ: 38.5088 39.2165 5.5 M w More than 17,000 people were killed in August 1999 when a 7.6 magnitude quake struck Izmit, a city southeast of Istanbul. — Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) October 30, 2020. More than 17,000 people lost their lives in the province and its neighbours, including Istanbul. Earthquakes are a common occurence in Turkey; nearly 17,000 people died in a quake in the western city of Izmit in 1999. Share page. ... hunting through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake. 2020-01-22 19:22:16 UTC at 19:22 January 22, 2020 UTC Location: Epicenter at 39.082, 27.849 15.2 km … Ten hours after it struck, rescue workers were still pulling people from rubble in the Turkish city of Izmir. 31 October 2020. Joseph Gamp 31st Oct 2020, 10:02. Istanbul remains at risk of a significant earthquake as Turkey sits on two major fault lines and has a history of powerful tremors, including a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in 1999 centred in the western city of İzmit. Jan. 25, 2020, 2:58 PM UTC / ... About 17,000 people died in a massive earthquake in the western city of Izmit in 1999. An earthquake that triggered a "small tsunami" in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir leads to at least 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries, with two people dying on the nearby Greek island of Samos. Associated Press, Reuters and Nicole Acevedo contributed. In 2011, a quake in the eastern city of Van killed more than 500. The quake, centered in the Aegean, killed at least 24 people in Turkey and two in Greece. Flooding IN PICTURES: SCALE OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE IN GREECE. Isobel van Hagen . Turkish rescue and police work at the scene of a collapsed building in Elazig following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey, on January 24, 2020. Share. close.