At least two people have died and hundreds of others have sustained injuries after a strong earthquake in the eastern Aegean Sea rocked the Greek island of Kos and the Turkish coast.
The 6.7 magnitude quake, which struck at 1:31am local time on Friday, was epicentered six miles south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and 10 miles east of Kos.
The deaths and most of the damage occurred mainly on Kos, officials said. Both deaths were tourists, according to local reports but their identities and nationalities were not disclosed.
The US Geological Survey said the quake, which struck in an area popular with European vacationers, had a depth of 6.2 miles and more than 20 aftershocks have been recorded.
This is the second major earthquake to hit Greece in a month. A June 12th tremor destroyed villages on the island of Lesvos, leaving hundreds of people homeless and one woman in the village of Vrisa dead.