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Turkey and Greece hit by earthquake

Turkey and Greece hit by earthquake

July 21
11:33 2017

An earthquake measuring 6.6 hit the Aegean Sea near the Turkish coast early on July 21, at least two people, including one Turkish citizen, were killed on the Greek island of Kos.

Several people were also injured in the Aegean province of Muğla.

Muğla Governor Esengül Civelek told Anadolu Agency initial reports indicated no casualties or structural damage.

Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and the Earthquake Research Institute stated that a 10 centimetres tsunami wave was observed in Bodrum in the aftermath of the quake.

The quake measuring 6.3 hit at 1.31 a.m. local time at a depth of 7.8 kilometers (4.8 miles), according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s (AFAD) website.

The region was hit by approximately 40 more aftershocks ranging in strength between magnitude-3.0 to 4.6, according to AFAD.