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Earthquake shakes areas of Limassol and Paphos

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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook Cyprus early on Thursday.

According to the department of geological survey, residents in Limassol and Paphos felt the earthquake at 2.34am.

It had an epicentre 30 kilometres northeast of Paphos, the department said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The phenomenon is monitored by the seismological centre of the department and relevant information is published on the official website.

The director of the department of geological survey Christodoulos Hadjigeorgiou said the earthquake reflects the seismicity of our region.

Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency on Thursday, he said that substantial post-seismic activity following the earthquake has been detected.

“There were six aftershocks. with the largest being recorded at 2.9 degrees on the Richter scale. We are still monitoring the situation,” Hadjigeorgiou said.

“The recent earthquake is part of the seismicity of our region. Or network and instruments record seismic activity almost on a daily basis, which adds to the island’s relative instability. However, none of the activity recorded so far can be classified as destructive.”

According to Hadjigeorgiou, the earthquake’s epicentre was registered in the wider area of Ayios Ioannis in Paphos and had a focal depth of 12 kilometres.

 

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