This weeks news has been dominated by Friday’s earthquake and we have changed our format to bring you a summary of events.

6.7 magnitude earthquake in Greece and Turkey

An earthquake, with a magnitude of up to 6.7, struck south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and east of the Greek island of Kos on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds of others.

The earthquake struck at 1.31am local time (11.31 BST) when many holidaymakers in both places were out enjoying the nightlife.

On Kos, a wall collapsed on people in the courtyard of a nightclub, killing a 22-year-old Swedish man and a 39-year-old Turk.

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Emergency services in Kos are pictured desperately searching through the rubble

Another 120 people were hurt, seven of them seriously, while some 360 people were injured in Bodrum, many after jumping out of windows.

The epicentre of the quake was about six miles south of the Turkish resort of Bodrum and 10 miles east of the island of Kos in Greece.

The quake, whose magnitude was initially reported as 6.9, was very shallow, just 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed. Source: US Geological Survey

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The quake, which struck at 1.31am local time, was located off the coastal city of Bodrum in southwest Turkey and close to the Greek island of Kos

The earthquake caused a mini tsunami at the island’s port. Some boats were damaged and others were lifted onto land, while the sea level rose and flooded the port area. The director of Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens Akis Tselentis said the mini tsunami reached about 70 centimetres.

Kos – in pictures

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Debris on the damaged mosque in Kos Photograph: Michael Probst
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A damaged structure on the ground in Kos. Photograph: Michael Probst
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Damage at a port on the island of Kos, Greece, following an earthquake. Photograph: The Scotsman
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Sea surge caused widespread damage to the port and beach areas on Kos

Bodrum – in pictures

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Boats crashed on top of each other in Gumbet Bay
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People look at a damaged car in Bodrum after a sea surge caused by the earthquake. Photograph: Getty Images
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In Bodrum, the four-star Jasmin Beach Resort was flooded by the mini tsunami waves
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Thirty-three houses were damaged in Yalıciftlik village of Bodrum

Hundreds spent the night sleeping outdoors after fleeing their homes and hotels.

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Hundreds spend night outdoors following Kos earthquake
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A man sleeps on the beachfront after spending the night outdoors following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6 kilometers west of Bodrum, Turkey, on Friday
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Holidaymakers sleep on sun beds at a beach on the Greek island of Kos,

Click here to read BacktoBodrum: Shaken not Stirred

Aftershocks

The earthquake has produced more than 160 aftershocks so far.

Professor Ethymios Lekkas, who heads Greece’s anti-seismic protection organisation, said the tremors are “totally natural” and will continue for the foreseeable future.

He added: “It was a big earthquake … aftershocks are happening and will happen.”

Click here for more information about aftershocks

Foreign Office advice to Britons near quake

The Foreign Office advised Britons in surrounding areas to follow the advice of local authorities and tour operators.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are speaking to the Turkish and Greek authorities following an earthquake off the coast of Bodrum and near the island of Kos.

“Any British people in the areas affected should follow the instructions of local authorities.”

GOV.UK Turkey Travel Advice

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Latest update: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred off the coast of Bodrum on 21 July 2017. You should be aware of the possibility of aftershocks, and follow the advice of the local authorities and/or your tour operator. This page will be updated as the situation develops.

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What you should do in an earthquake

Click here to read our article: Earthquakes – are you prepared?

Turkish Money

The British Pound bought 4.5 Turkish Lira (TL) by the close of business on Friday.0

The week before it was selling for 4.63TL.

Weather Forecast

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

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