Friday, July 21, 2017

6.7-Magnitude earthquake hits Greek island of Kos, killing two

6.7-Magnitude earthquake hits Greek island of Kos
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Greek island of Kos on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring three others, with extensive property damage reported, according to authorities.

The two victims were killed when the quake, which struck around 1.30am local time (11.30pm GMT Thursday), caused the roof of a bar to collapse.
  • A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck along the southwestern coast of Turkey early Friday, triggering what seismologists described as a "small" tsunami.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre tweeted that "a small tsunami is confirmed" and urged people to avoid beaches in the area and to seek higher ground.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the initial temblor took place at about 1:30 a.m. Both the USGS and EMSC reported multiple aftershocks since then.

No damage or injuries were reported, though officials warned people not to stay indoors.

The epicenter of the strongest quake was near the resort town of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos. The quake was situated at a shallow 6.2 miles below the seabed.
  • Magnitude Mw 6.7

Date time 2017-07-20 22:31:11.6 UTC
Location 36.93 N ; 27.42 E
Depth 10 km
Distances :
166 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 01:31:11.6 2017-07-21
90 km W of Muğla, Turkey / pop: 48,200 / local time: 01:31:11.6 2017-07-21
90 km NW of Ródos, Greece / pop: 56,200 / local time: 01:31:11.6 2017-07-21
12 km S of Bodrum, Turkey / pop: 39,400 / local time: 01:31:11.6 2017-07-21

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