Following the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the Turkish city of Bodrum in the early hours of this morning, a small tsunami was triggered in the Aegean, causing serious damage to boats that were moored in small ports and in the open sea.
Several boats capsized during the tsunami, and large-scale damage to boats was observed – especially in the Gümbet district. Two people died in the earthquake in Kos, both of whom were later confirmed as Turkish citizens.
Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory says the earthquake occurred at 01.31am in the Aegean Sea, just east of the Greek island of Kos. The magnitude was recorded as 7.0 at the center and 6.6 on land.
Experts warn that aftershocks could continue for up to two weeks, causing significant disruption to the tourism sectors in both Greece and Turkey.