Monday, June 12, in Western Turkey an earthquake of magnitude of 6.3.
European-Mediterranean seismological center reports that the epicenter was located 85 km North-West from Izmir. Closest to the epicenter, 14 km to the South, lies the town of Plomari, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The focus lies at a depth of 10 km.
Information on possible victims and destructions is specified.
The most destructive in recent years in Turkey there was an earthquake in Izmit (7.6 magnitude) in 1999 that killed more than 17 thousand people. In the same year in Judge earthquake (magnitude of 7.2) claimed the lives of nearly 900 people. Note that in 1999, Israel was one of the first to provide aid to Turkey after earthquake (although it was about the disaster in the North of Turkey, remote from Israel almost as much as lake van), in search and rescue operations involved soldiers of the IDF.
In November 2011 the victims of a series of earthquakes in Eastern Turkey dozens of people (although the magnitude did not exceed 5,6). Israeli rescuers and then participated in search operations in the East of Turkey, despite the deterioration of relations with this country since may 2010.