I am sure many of us felt the effects of last nights many earthquakes in the Agean and are waking up to many reports on social media.

According to the BBC  the earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos.

“The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km,” the US Geological Survey said.  At least 20 others were injured on Kos, a popular tourist destination. Some buildings were damaged.  In the Turkish city of Bodrum, several people were injured as they tried to flee the quake.

Officials in Bodrum say there have been injuries but no deaths in the Turkish resort.  But many residents and tourists have fled buildings to sleep outside, or – as dawn arrives – wander the streets.  There are also reports via AFP news agency that the state hospital in Bodrum was evacuated after cracks appeared, with incoming patients being examined in a garden outside.

Bodrum’s Adliye mosque also suffered damage and has been cordoned off and there has been reports of flooding of coastal roads after the quake triggered high waves.

There have been many different reports as to how many casualties and as the day goes on we will keep our readers updated.  For now, let us just hope that the aftershocks decrease and not cause any more damage to already damaged buildings.

Source:  The Ege Eye

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