|RT | Jul 21, 2017|
Locals and tourists alike fled to higher ground amid tsunami fears, with many holidaymakers spending the night sleeping outdoors as a precaution against aftershocks.
“I was in a small room getting ready to go to sleep when the bed started shaking really violent, I couldn’t even stand up to go out,” eyewitness Angie Castellanos Guzmán told RT.
“The electricity was on and off. On the stairs, the building was still shaking really bad and other people were also trying to get out.”
“We saw people coming running from the beach screaming in Greek that the water was coming."
"I went into town and found out that the sea came in at least 100 meters (328 ft).”
“I'm still scared and somehow in shock,” Castellanos said.
still sleeping in hotel sgarden after long long night pic.twitter.com/aawPQaK2oG— gntr (@gntrylmz) July 21, 2017
You may see a brakes on column on my balcon in hotel pic.twitter.com/zy87ALACfj— SiP (@stojeipatrze) July 21, 2017
#deprem kos adası depremde ölümlerin olduğu bar ön cephesi olduğu gibi çökmüş pic.twitter.com/zJoXkd8jrP— osman turanlı (@risvan3402) July 21, 2017
Bad night in #Kos lots of damage to buildings. People spending the night on hotel lawns. pic.twitter.com/Q6j9Z5jGmO— Stephen Palmer (@sj_palmer) July 21, 2017
Dozens of tremors stuck in the aftermath.
M6.7 #earthquake offshore #Bodrum#Kos: don't go on beaches, don't go in damaged buildings, follow instructions by national authorities RT— EMSC (@LastQuake) July 20, 2017
Estimated population in the felt area: 570,000 inhabitants pic.twitter.com/qewb9kdTdH— EMSC (@LastQuake) July 21, 2017
Bodrum da yasanan deprem sonrasi marina yatch club deki bir dukkanin durumu #deprem#bodrumdadeprem#bodrum2017pic.twitter.com/a8EJz6HkVc— Askin (@FBC__) July 21, 2017
"Our people should know that aftershocks are continuing, so they should refrain from entering damaged or vulnerable structures," Mehmet Halis Bilden, head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management agency AFAD tweeted.
Gökova körfezi açıklarında meydana gelen depremin artçıları devam ediyor. Vatandaşlarımızın binalara girmemeleri konusunda uyarıyorum.— Mehmet Halis Bilden (@BildenHalis) July 21, 2017
In 2011, a 7.2 earthquake killed 600 people in the eastern Turkish province of Van.
In 1999, twin earthquakes claimed 20,000 lives in Turkey's densely populated northwestern region, with another earthquake killing 143 people in Greece.
1999 was a terrible catastrophe which had hue (17000) death toll and marked for ever the people in the region. I can understand your feeling https://t.co/MiHbLZCCEa— EMSC (@LastQuake) July 21, 2017