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4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Cyprus

4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Cyprus

Cypriot authorities say a moderately strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has shaken the eastern Mediterranean island. No damage or injuries have been reported.
The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says the quake occurred at 9:28 a.m. (0628 GMT; 2:28 a.m. EDT) Tuesday, 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) off the southern coastal resort of Limassol.
The Department said in a statement that the quake was felt in Limassol and surrounding villages, as well as by high-rise dwellers in the capital Nicosia, around 37 miles (60 kilometers) to the north.
Earthquakes are common in Cyprus and neighboring Turkey.


Updated : 2021-06-18 19:08 GMT+08:00