Dramatic moment survivor is pulled from rubble after 7.0 quake hits Turkey

A nerve-wracking video shows the moment a woman is pulled alive from the rubble following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that has claimed lives in Turkey and Greece.

In the clip, a jubilant crowd of young men clap and cheer as they appear to pull a woman out of the wreckage of a collapsed building alive.

The middle-aged survivor looks dazed and dust-covered in the dramatic footage.

Overjoyed, the rescuers rush forwards to embrace the woman, with many still clapping and whistling, while she is guided away from the debris by volunteers.

At least 30 people have been killed after the powerful earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, Mirror Online reports.

More than 800 people are believed to have been injured in the quake which triggered a mini-tsunami when it struck on Friday, October 30.

At least 20 buildings were levelled in the Turkish city of Izmir, where locals and emergency services continue to search for any survivors.

In the city, more than 70 people have been pulled from the rubble alive.

Neighbourhoods were deluged with surging seawater which swept debris inland and left fish stranded.

On the Greek island of Samos, two teenagers, a boy and a girl, aged 15 and 17, were found dead due to a collapsed wall.

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Search and rescue operations continued at collapsed or damaged buildings in Izmir, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

Authorities were setting up tents with a total capacity of 2,000 people near areas with the highest damage, Urbanisation Minister Murat Kurum said.

Ilke Cide, a doctoral student who was in Izmir's Guzelbahce region during the earthquake, said he went inland after waters rose following the earthquake.

"I am very used to earthquakes … so I didn't take it very seriously at first but this time it was really scary," he said, adding the earthquake had lasted for at least 25-30 seconds.

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Idil Gungor, who runs a hotel in Izmir's Seferihisar district, told broadcaster NTV that people were cleaning the debris after the floodwaters receded.

She said fish had washed up on the garden of the hotel, around 50 metres from the shore.

Residents of the Greek island of Samos, which has a population of about 45,000, were urged to stay away from coastal areas.

Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece's organisation for anti-seismic planning, said: "It was a very big earthquake, it's difficult to have a bigger one."

High tidal wave warnings were in place in Samos, where eight people were also injured, according to a Greek official.

"We have never experienced anything like it," said George Dionysiou, the local vice-mayor.

"People are panicking."

AFAD estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6 and the U.S. Geological Survey said it was 7.0.

It was felt along Turkey's Aegean coast and the northwestern Marmara region.

Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Turkey is among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

More than 17,000 people were killed in August 1999 when a 7.6 magnitude quake struck Izmit, a city southeast of Istanbul.

In 2011, a quake in the eastern city of Van killed more than 500.

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