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Earthquake Kills 2 And Injures Several People In Greece

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| July 21 , 2017 , 15:50 IST

According to reports that are coming in at least two people have died and several people have been injured in the earthquake that has rocked Greece.

The reports say that the deaths were confirmed by George Kyritsis, the mayor of the island which is a major tourist resort. Separately, Greece's fire service said it had rescued three injured persons from a damaged building.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the tremor at 6.7, with its epicentre off the Turkish coastal city of Marmaris.

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

The quake, which struck at 1:31 am (2231 GMT on Thursday), was located in the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province, the USGS said.

According to reports, the quake was located in the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province, the USGS said. It was close to the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, both major tourist hubs, and the Greek island of Kops in the Dodecanese Islands archipelago.