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Earthquake Shakes Cyprus

EarthquakeAn earthquake shook Cyprus around 5.20pm on Saturday, which was felt all over the island. No casualties, injuries or damages were reported but many people were frightened, tying up police phone lines, the force said.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismology Centre (EMSC), the epicentre of the 5.9-Richter quake was 208km North West of Nicosia off the coast of Turkey, in the bay of Antalya.
The EMSC reported that the earthquake depth to be 64km.

Associated Press reported that the Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology centre said the earthquake occurred at 5:21 pm, and was centered some 84 kilometers southwest of the holiday resort of Alanya.
Police in Cyprus reported no casualties or injuries. “Just a lot of calls from frightened people trying to figure out what’s happening,” a police official told the Sunday Mail.
(source: cyprus-mail)

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