6.7-magnitude earthquake triggers ‘small’ tsunami in Turkey

July 20 (UPI) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck along the southwestern coast of Turkey early Friday, triggering what seismologists described as a “small” tsunami.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre tweeted that “a small tsunami is confirmed” and urged people to avoid beaches in the area and to seek higher ground.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the initial temblor took place at about 1:30 a.m. Both the USGS and EMSC reported multiple aftershocks since then.

No damage or injuries were reported, though officials warned people not to stay indoors.

The epicenter of the strongest quake was near the resort town of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos. The quake was situated at a shallow 6.2 miles below the seabed.


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