A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday, October 30, in the eastern Aegean Sea. The earthquake's worst effects are being reported in western Turkey, where officials said at least 30 people are dead, more than 780 are injured and an unspecified number of people were missing. At least 20 buildings were destroyed or damaged in Izmir, one of Turkey's largest cities; the earthquake caused a small tsunami and flooded the streets across the city, where debris was floating from the collapsed structures. Structural damage and at least 2 fatalities have also been reported on the Greek island of Samos.
The Cisco Foundation has launched a $25,000 disaster campaign to support response efforts of International Medical Corps and Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TOG).
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