Two die after earthquake hits Turkey’s west coast

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Two people were killed and hundreds injured after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea area on the Turkish and Greek coastline on July 21. The earthquake on the Greek island of Kos hit tourist destinatio­ns around the Aegean sea, though the resultant damage was much less than could have been expected for an earthquake of such magnitude. The United States Geological Survey said it was a very shallow quake – only six miles (10km) below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in Muğla province, Turkey. The epicentre was only six miles south of the Turkish resort of Bodrum and 10 miles from Kos.

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