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The Latest: Rescuers Check for Trapped People after Quake

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:38 PM

KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local):

4:20 a.m.

Rescuers are checking for trapped people inside houses on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake struck the area at night.

Authorities have confirmed two deaths and say about 30 people are injured. The epicenter of the 6.7-magnitude quake early Friday morning was between Kos and Bodrum, Turkey.

Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told local state radio the main town sustained damage but the rest of the island appeared to have no problems. "The buildings affected were mostly old and were built before the earthquake building codes were introduced."

3:40 a.m.

Authorities say two people have been killed and a number have been injured in a powerful earthquake that rattled Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media that buildings on the island sustained structural damage in the quake that struck early Friday morning. He didn't give further details on the deaths and injuries.

The coast guard also announced the island's port was damaged in the quake and that a ferry en route there was not docking.

The fire department separately said three injured people had been rescued from rubble on Kos.

The 6.7-magnitude quake was centered 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Bodrum, Turkey, and 10 miles (16 kilometers) east-northeast of Kos about 1:30 a.m. Two strong aftershocks followed

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