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4.8 quake felt on island’s north-west coast (updated)

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Cyprus on Tuesday, according to the geological survey department.

The quake was recorded at 3.25pm. Its epicentre was the sea area 100 kilometres north west of Polis Chrysohous, at a depth of 40 kilometres.

It was felt by residents in some areas, the department said.

A second tremor was recorded later on Tuesday, at around 10:30pm.

This one originated some 50 kilometres south-east of Nicosia, very close to the village of Liopetri in Famagusta.

It was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale.

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