Pakistan has expressed deep fear about the earthquake in Turkey, which reportedly killed four people and injured more than 100 people.
“Extremely anguished by news of earthquake in Izmir, #Turkey, and people reportedly trapped in demolished buildings. Like always, people of #Pakistan are in strong solidarity with their Turkish brethren. Our best wishes and prayers!” read a tweet by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.
The earthquake shook Turkey and Greece off the former Aegean coast north of the Greek island of Samos.
This was revealed by the US Geological Survey (USGS), which added that tremors were felt as far as Istanbul and Athens.
The epicenter has been identified about 17 km (11 miles) off the coast of Izmir province, at a depth of 16 km, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the depth was 10 km and the epicenter was 33.5 km off the coast of Turkey.