Earthquake in Turkey and Greece leaves at least two dead in Kos

6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring another 200 people.

6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring another 200 people.

Two people were killed and five seriously injured on the Greek island of Kos after an earthquake hit tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday.

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The magnitude 6.5 quake injured a further 200 people in Greek and Turkish coastal towns.

The damage was, however, much less than could have been expected for an earthquake of its size.

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The United States Geological Survey said it was a very shallow quake – only 6 miles (10km) below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in Muğla province, Turkey. The epicenter was just 6 miles south of the Turkish resort of Bodrum and 10 miles from Kos.

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