Two aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos
KOS, Greece - Two strong aftershocks have struck the eastern Greek island of Kos within minutes of each other, sending startled residents and tourists scurrying away from homes and restaurants.
A 4.4 magnitude tremor struck Saturday night at 8:09 p.m. (1709 GMT), followed by a 4.6 magnitude shock 16 minutes later, the Athens Geodynamics Institute reports. The first one was closest to the island, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) to the northeast at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
Worried residents and tourists gathered in the middle of the town's main square, as far away as possible from buildings.
The tremors are among the strongest aftershocks since an early morning quake Friday that killed two men on Kos and injured nearly 500 other people across the Aegean Sea region that includes both Greece and Turkey.