BREAKING: 6.7 quake hits Turkish coast, Greek islands; tsunami threat: tourists flee for lives

BREAKING: 6.7 quake hits Turkish coast, Greek islands; tsunami threat: tourists flee for lives
Floodwaters rise on Greek island of Kos, after 6.7-mag quake off Turkey triggers tsunami wave in Eastern Med. (Image: Screen grab of social media video, via Daily Mail/Twitter)

[Ed. – Although the Med gets its share of earthquakes, this isn’t exactly a run-of-the-mill occurrence, in the way it can be on the Pacific “ring of fire.”]

A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.7 has struck off the Turkish coast, triggering a tsunami in the Mediterranean and killing at least two.

Beachfront hotels full of British holidaymakers were flooded in the coastal city of Marmaris, Turkey, while the effects were also felt on islands such as Crete and Rhodes.

Two people have died on the party island of Kos, while dozens are injured as rescue crews work through the night to dig people out from under the rubble of buildings. …

The tremor struck at 1.31 am local time (10.31pm GMT) approximately 6.4 miles south of Bodrum, Turkey and 10 miles east of Kos, Greece.

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