#BREAKING: Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake hits Southwest Turkey

At 1:31 a.m. in Turkish local time, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Turkey, southeast of Bodrum.

There is no immediate information on any damage or casualties, however the earthquake was felt throughout the area, even as far as Greece. The tremor was measured at a 6.6 on the Richter scale by the European- Mediterranean Seismological Center. The United States Geological Survey put it at a 6.7.

UPDATE: Officials say two tourists were killed in the earthquake, both in Greece. One tourist was from Sweden, while the other was from Turkey. 


-There have been reports of a small tsunami and rising water levels on the Turkish coast due to the earthquake. The earthquake was centered off of the coast, about 7.5 miles underground, a shallow earthquake. The tsunami has been confirmed by the European- Mediterranean Seismological Center.

-There also have been reports of damage in the area, including balcony collapses.

-Damage has been caused by tsunami-caused flooding to nearby beachfront hotels.

-The island of Kos is  partially flooded due to the tsunami.

-Some minor injuries have been reported, however there appears to be any major damage, according to the Mayor of Mugla.

-There are two deaths associated with the earthquake, both in Greece.


-Another 5.3 magnitude earthquake has been reported in Greece, on the island of Crete. The quake was reported by the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens.

This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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