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5.6 Magnitude Quake Jolts Eastern Mediterranean

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in the coastal area west of the Greek island Rhodes jolted people in Cyprus right out of their afternoon siesta today.
The director of Cyprus’ Geological Survey Department told the CyBC that initial readings put the quake which hit at 5 minutes to five this afternoon, at a depth of approximately 50 km.
The quake, which lasted for just a few seconds, was felt in Nicosia and in the towns of Larnaca and Paphos.
The quake was also felt on the south coast of Turkey, namely in the Mugla and Antalya regions.
Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory gave a stronger preliminary magnitude of 6 on the Richter scale.
There were no initial reports of any damage.
(source: famagusta-gazette)

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