Two high school students were killed during the powerful earthquake, 7.0 on the Richter scale, which struck the Greek island of Samos on Friday afternoon.

Reportedly, the teenagers, aged 15 and 17y, were walking through an alleyway in the island’s capital city just after the earthquake struck the island. As they were passing through the alley, a wall from an old building collapsed on them.
According to the local press, eight injured people have been transported to the hospital in Samos. There are currently 11 people in the health center in the town of Karlovasi, located near the epicenter of the earthquake.
Although Turkish authorities recorded the earthquake at a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale, and Greeks at 6.7, the United States Geological Society (USGS) measured it at a powerful 7.0.

The destructive earthquake caused a series of mini-tsunamis on the island, with residents capturing scenes of flooded roads and villages. Officials warn citizens to avoid coastal areas, as the risk of more tsunamis is high.

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