Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Turkey and Greek Islands

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck south of the Turkish city of Bodrum, rattling the country's coast and nearby Greek islands.

There were no immediate reports of damage or deaths.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 6.2 miles and was 6 miles south of Bodrum. It was 10 miles south of Kos, Greece.

Greece and Turkey lie in an especially earthquake-prone zone and have felt several tremors in recent weeks.

Turkey's disaster and emergency management service in the Aegean Sea said an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred and was felt in Mugla and its surrounding areas, causing a brief panic.


More in this Section

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after suspected car ramming

‘British couple’ in 70s held after large amount of cocaine found on cruise ship

'No renegotiation': Juncker deals May heavy blow on Brexit

'He has been clamouring for months' - Lib Dems want Corbyn to back no confidence debate


Lifestyle

Child’s love for Mary Poppins: UK children's Laureate breaks down the iconic nanny's reboot

Stepping out of the shade: Choose colour for this years festive partywear

More From The Irish Examiner