Cyprus Mail

Earthquake shakes Greek island of Rhodes, felt in Cyprus


A strong earthquake shook the Greek island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday and was felt as far away as Cyprus, witnesses said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The tremor with a magnitude initially estimated at 5.9, struck around 1237 GMT, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Local TV station Skai said it was also felt in southern Greece, on the island of Crete.

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