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Kos Earthquake

Kos Archaeological Museum Reopening to Visitors on Saturday

The Archaeological Museum on the Aegean island of Kos, which was temporarily closed following a strong earthquake that shook the island on July 21, will open to visitors once again on Saturday. A culture and sports ministry announcement said that...

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

There has been damage to monuments and archaeological sites on Kos as a result of the strong earthquake that shook the island in the early hours of Friday morning, a team of archaeological service experts sent by the culture...

European Commission Chief Juncker Calls Tsipras Expressing Solidarity for Kos Earthquake

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday telephoned Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and expressed his condolences for the victims of the earthquake that struck Kos in the early hours of the morning, as well as the Commission's support for...

'Life Slowly Returning to Normality' after Deadly Kos Earthquake

The Greek government says that the situation in Kos after the 6.4 earthquake is under control and there is no need for alarm. “Slowly life is returning to normality,” the government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said, adding that in contrast to...

The Bar in Kos That Turned Death-Trap for 2 Tourists

Two tourists were killed from the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Kos in the early hours of Friday. A 39-year-old Turk and a 27-year-old Swede were standing outside the White Corner bar on Nafklirou Street in Kos, when the quake...

Seismologists Warn of Major Aftershocks after 6.4 Quake Hits Kos

Greek seismologists warn that more major aftershocks could follow the 6.4 Richter magnitude that hit Kos in the early hours of Friday. Some could be as strong as 6 magnitude, they say and advise residents and tourists to be alert...

A Turkish and a Swedish National Killed in Kos Earthquake

Kos fire service rescue chief Stephanos Kolokouris has confirmed to Greek state television that the two people killed on the island were from Turkey and Sweden. Turkey’s deputy prime minister has named the Turkish national killed in the earthquake as...

2 Dead on Kos Island from 6.4 Earthquake Off Turkey's Coast (video)

At least two people have died and at least five have been seriously injured on Kos Island in Greece, from a major earthquake that occurred in the first hours of Friday on the Turkish side of the Aegean Sea. The...