Two die after earthquake hits Turkey’s west coast
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.