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Seismic swarm seen off Limassol

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There has been a persistent sequence of mild seismic events – also known as a seismic swarm ­ in the sea and land area of Limassol since Saturday, the geological survey department said on Wednesday.

It said the sequence of dozens of minor quakes with a maximum magnitude of 2.9 is being observed in an area extending from the sea a few kilometres south of Yermasoyia to onshore, a few kilometres north of Ayios Athanasios.

“From the multitude of quakes, seven were slightly felt by residents of Limassol,” the announcement said.

Quakes are a natural phenomenon which cannot be foreseen, and no projection can be given about the outcome of the current seismic swarm, it said.

The geological survey department said it was monitoring the swarm, evaluating the data and updating the website and twitter accounts of the seismological centre (www.gsd-seismology.org.cy, @CY_earthquakes).

“Because of the large volume of seismological data to process, the mass media will be updated through written announcements of the department,” it concluded.

 

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