At least two people have been killed and several injured on the Greek island of Kos following a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit south of the major Turkish resort of Bodrum at 1.30 am local time on Friday.

“We have two dead and some people injured so far,” Mayor of Kos, George Kyritsis told Reuters.

Meanwhile, Greece’s fire service reported that it had rescued three people from a building.

Initially reported as magnitude 6.9, the quake which according to United States Geological Survey had a depth of 10 kilometres, caused significant structural damage to buildings with tremors also felt on the island of Rhodes.

“We were very surprised. We were scared and we immediately went outside,” holidaymaker Teddy Dijoux told AFP.

“That lasted a long time. I quickly gathered up my children to leave the hotel,” said Sylvie Jannot.

More details to come.