Environmental: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck between the island of Kos (Greece) and the coast city of Bodrum (Turkey) in the Aegean Sea, both major tourist destinations. The earthquake struck at 36.949°N, 27.458°E at 2231UTC on 20 July 2017, with a depth of just under 10km. The two deaths which occurred as a result of this earthquake, did so on the Greek island of Kos; one Swede and one Turk. Around 115 people were also injured on Kos, 13 seriously, one critically so. The two victims died when the ceiling of the bar that they were in collapsed. Other damage has occurred, including at the port of Kos. The Turkish health minister has stated that 358 people were injured in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, with 272 of those taken to hospital in ambulances; while 25 have remained in hospital at the time of writing. No life-threatening injuries have been reported. Many of the injuries which have occurred are due to the panic caused by the earthquake rather than the effects of the earthquake itself, with reported incidents of holidaymakers jumping from buildings, for example.
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