Foreign ministry checks whether Armenian nationals are among Aegean earthquake victims
YEREVAN, JULY 21, ARMENPRESS. The foreign ministry is checking whether or not Armenian citizens were impacted by the earthquake on the island of Kos in Greece, spokesman Tigran Balayan told ARMENPRESS.
“We are currently trying to check through our embassy in Greece whether or not Armenians are among the victims”, he said.
A powerful quake struck the Aegean Sea near the Turkish and Greek shores.
According to RIA Novosti Turkey’s resort town Bodrum and Greece’s Kos island were impacted the most.
The quake struck at an estimated depth of 10km some 12km off the Turkish resort city of Bodrum in Mugla Province, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported.
The magnitude was 6,7.
A mild tsunami was reported in the Aegean.
70 people sought medical treatment in Bodrum. According to initial reports, two people died on Kos island with many injured.