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Near the coast of Turkey, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7, has died

Near the South-Western coast of Turkey in the night of Friday, July 21, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 01:31 local time, was located in the Aegean sea, 10.3 km South-East from the Turkish resort of Bodrum and 16.2 km North-East of the Greek island of KOs. The focus lies at a depth of 10 km under the seabed.

The earthquake on the island of KOs, two people died, several people were injured, reports news Agency Reuters.

According to Turkish media, the quake led to the formation of a small tsunami.

The most destructive in recent years in Turkey there was an earthquake in Izmit (7.6 magnitude) in 1999 that killed more than 17 thousand people. In the same year in Judge earthquake (magnitude of 7.2) claimed the lives of nearly 900 people. Note that in 1999, Israel was one of the first to provide aid to Turkey after earthquake in search and rescue operations involved soldiers of the IDF.

In November 2011 the victims of a series of earthquakes in Eastern Turkey dozens of people (although the magnitude did not exceed 5,6). Israeli rescuers and then participated in search operations in the East of Turkey, despite the deterioration of relations with this country since may 2010.

Near the coast of Turkey, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7, has died 21.07.2017

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