Here’s what a deadly earthquake did to the Greek holiday island of Kos last night

A powerful earthquake hit a Greek holiday island and mainland Turkey on Thursday night, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100.

The quake, which measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, did the most damage on Kos, an island in the Aegean popular with tourists.

Emergency services on the island said that the tremor collapsed part of the White Corner Club bar at 1:30 a.m., killing a Swedish and a Turkish man who were inside.

Photographs from around the island, as well as images from the Turkish coastal city of Bodrum, show how the quake collapsed and cracked buildings.

Greek seismologists said the epicentre of the quake was 6 miles (10 kilometres) south of Bodrum, Turkey, and 10 miles (16 kilometres) north east of Kos with a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometres).

Officials said two died in the White Corner Club, a Turkish man and a Swedish man. Many more were injured.

Firefighters are shown above clearing rubble away from the building. Greek officials said the club was an old building, dating to the 1930s, and that most structures on the island were now built to withstand similar tremors.

Tourists hoping for a night of uninterrupted partying were left surveying the scene after the quake hit.

Roads near the coast on Kos were flooded by waves from a tsunami triggered by the quake.

Buildings across the island partially collapsed, causing further injuries.

This streetside cafe was flooded with debris by the force of the quake.

Tourists slept outside their hotels to make sure they were safe from aftershocks.

As many as 70 injuries were also reported in Bodrum, Turkey.


This photograph shows people waiting to be treated outside a hospital in Bodrum overnight.

The damage to the White Corner Club, the site of the only fatalities of the quake, could be seen more fully the morning after.

At a harbor in Kos this quay wall was wrenched from the mainland.

There was also damage in Bodrum, where this car was upturned in the night.


This mosque on Kos lost its minaret in the quake, the rubble from which is strewn on the ground in front of it.

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This facade of this church was also left cracked the morning after.

Here was the scene as the sun rose afterwards.