A strong earthquake was felt in Turkey and several Greek islands and caused a tsunami. At least 2 people died in the Greek island of Kos and dozens more were injured. Over 13 secondary quakes were felt.
During the night (Friday), a 6.7-magnitude earthquake was felt off the south-west coast of Turkey in the city of Bodrum. The strong earthquake was felt in some Greek islands and caused a tsunami. Turkish authorities are asking people to stay away from the beaches. 2 people were killed in the Greek island of Kos and dozens were injured.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported that due to the magnitude of the earthquake, a tsunami was triggered.
A small tsunami is confirmed. AVOID BEACHES IN THE AREA, but you are safe on higher grounds
— EMSC (@LastQuake) July 20, 2017
Hotel flooded in Turkey Photo credit: Twitter/ Channel 2 News
Over 13 secondary quakes were reported in Turkey and Greece. Turkish authorities confirmed that there are power outages in various areas and that many cellular networks have collapsed.
Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was only 10 kilometers below sea-level (approximately 6 miles).