Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

The epicenter of the quake was about 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Bodrum, a magnet for holidaymakers, and 16 kilometers east of Kos, the US Geological Survey said.

“(There was) this loud rumbling noise and we all ran out… my four friends fell to the ground due to the place shaking so much,” 18-year-old Briton Harriet Longley told AFP from Kos.

“We all crawled out and managed to get down the stairs where the other guests were screaming.”

Television footage showed gutted stone buildings and island streets filled with rubble.

The quake, followed by scores of aftershocks, also toppled the minaret of an 18th-century Ottoman mosque and cracked the dock in the port of Kos, which has been shut down.

A small tsunami sent fishing boats crashing into Kos harbor and damaged cars in the resort of Gumbet outside Bodrum. (AFP)

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Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Rubble sit outside a bar where two people have been killed after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A man sleeps on the beachfront after spending the night outdoors following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Ayse Wieting/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A car is seen under the debris of a collapsed building, after an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece July 21, 2017. (Photo: Costas Baltas/Reuters)

Icons are seen inside a damaged church following an earthquake off the island of Kos.

Icons are seen inside a damaged church following an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Costas Baltas/Reuters)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A huge crack is seen in the harbor after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Emergency workers use a trolley to take a person injured in an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos as they arrive for treatment on the island of Crete in Heraklion on July 21, 2017. (Photo: Costas Metaxakis/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Debris of the collapsed minaret sits around a mosque after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A man looks at boats that crashed on top of each other in the harbor in Bodrum, in the overnight earthquake is seen in Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Cracks are seen at the main port on the island of Kos on July 21, 2017, following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which struck the region. (Phot: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A man takes pictures of a damaged church following an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece July 21, 2017. (Photo: Costas Baltas/Reuters)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Damage is seen at a Greek Orthodox church after an earthquake on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Nikiforos Pittaras/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A car, damaged on the overnight earthquake is seen in Bodrum, Turkey, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Cracks are seen on the facade of a church after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A damaged church is seen is seen following an earthquake on the island of Kos, Greece, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Giannis Kiaris/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A small boat is seen on the coastal road after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Kalymnos-news.gr via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

People wait outside the emergency unit of a hospital in Bodrum, Turkey, early Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

A car is covered with debris following an earthquake on the island of Kos, Greece, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Giannis Kiaris/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Damaged buildings are seen after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Kalymnos-news.gr via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Damage and flooding are seen on a coastal road following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. (Photo: Sander van Deventer via AP)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Fallen bottles are seen in a liquor store following an earthquake on the island of Kos, Greece, July 21,2017. (Photo: Giannis Kiaris/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Map showing the earthquake epicenter (AP)

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