Strong M6.7 earthquake rattles Turkey and Greece: tsunami, floodings, 2 dead, 100 injured, infrastructure damages

A strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hit the Dodecanese Islands, Greece – western Turkey border region on July 20, 2017.

A small tsunami was produced. At least two people were killed and more than 100 injured.

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the southwestern Aegean Turkish coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

More than 100 small to moderately strong aftershocks rattled the area.

The quake triggered a small tsunami that damaged boats along the affected coasts:

At least 2 people were killed crushed by the ceilings of their collapsed buildings. The island of Kos appears to be the worst-hit with more than 100 injured people, damaged buildings and infrastructures. Look at people desperately trying to hide in a hospital as the quake strikes:

Ferries have been suspended due to damage at Kos’s main port. A minaret from an old mosque also was also damaged.

In Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, the M6.7 powerful earthquake sent frightened residents running into the streets.

Here a few images and a location map showing the consequences of the powerful quake at the Turkey / Greece border:

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Location map showing the epicenter of the M6.7 earthquake that rattled Turkey and Greece on July 20 2017.
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Floodings after tsunami strikes Turkey after M6.7 earthquake strikes the country.
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Collapsed building ater the strong earthquake at Turkey / Greece border.

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