Witnesses said they felt a strong quake as “everyone ran outside,” with one describing it as the biggest they ever felt in Turkey.
A woman on the island of Lesbos was killed after the roof of her home collapsed during the quake.
Other earthquake monitoring agencies issued preliminary reports of a tremor of varying magnitude, with the USGS alerting a 6.3 and the Greek Geodynamics Institute posting a 6.1 quake.
The quake was felt as far away as Plovdiv in central Bulgaria.
Several aftershocks have been reported since the initial quake, measuring between 3.0 and 4.9.
M6.0 #earthquake (#deprem) strikes 85 km NW of #İzmir (#Turkey) 4 min ago. Read witnesses’ stories & share yours: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=597714#testimonies …
“Canakkale is swaying!” a video uploaded from the northwestern city in Turkey said, showing commotion on the streets following the quake.
The quake was also felt on the Greek island of Lesbos, where small landslides and damage were reported by ERT. No injuries have been reported.