Effective 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Mediterranean: Holiday islands of Rhodes and Crete rattled with quake also felt in Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon
- Earthquake struck in the sea about 36 miles southeast of Lindos, town in Rhodes
- The earthquake’s tremors were felt in Cyprus, Crete and Turkey today
A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes these days, with the tremors felt as much absent as Egypt and Lebanon.
The earthquake, with a depth of 16 miles, struck in the Aegean Sea about 36 miles southeast of Lindos, a town in Rhodes at 2.37pm area time (12.37GMT).
There were no rapid experiences of injuries or hurt.
The quake was also felt in the close by Turkish provinces of Mugla, Izmir and Antalya as very well as Crete and Cyprus. It was also felt as much away as the Egyptian capital of Cairo and in Lebanon.
The earthquake, with a depth of 16 miles, struck in the Aegean Sea about 36 miles southeast of Lindos, a city in Rhodes at 2.37pm area time (12.37GMT)
A potent 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes now, with the tremors felt as significantly absent as Cyprus and Crete. Pictured: File picture of Rhodes
Turkey’s AFAD crisis administration company expressing it had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4.
It is common for distinct seismological institutes to record variants in magnitude in the first several hours and times immediately after a quake.
There had been no immediate reviews of problems or injuries in Turkey either, while the earthquake caused worry in Mugla province, HaberTurk tv claimed, with citizens rushing out of buildings.
The undersea quake had an epicenter almost 250 miles southeast of Athens and 36 miles southeast of Lindos, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.
Greece and Turkey lie in a hugely seismically energetic region. and encounter hundreds of earthquakes each individual calendar year. The large bulk trigger no accidents or injury.