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Cyprus was shaken by the 4.9 earthquake off Paralimni

Cyprus was shaken by an earthquake that recorded a magnitude of 4.9 before dawn on Friday, but no structural damage or injuries have been reported.

It was felt throughout the island, and even to Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, and Syria.

According to the Cyprus Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake occurred at 4:41 am local time in the waters off Xylofagou, 20 km southwest of the coastal town of Paralimni and 45 km deep.

I felt a bigger tremor than usual on the whole island. In the capital Nicosia, witnesses have stated that it “lasted for about 20 seconds.”

It felt stronger in the Larnaca and Famagusta areas. some people I came out on the street.

According to the Geological Survey, there were some small aftershocks after the first earthquake on Friday.

No damage was reported, but authorities did not immediately issue a coastal or tsunami warning.

At the beginning of January, Cyprus was shaken by a magnitude 6.1 quake and was one of the strongest quakes ever recorded.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Paphos in October 1996, the largest earthquake that has shaken the island since the deaths of two people. This is the strongest earthquake in the last 100 years.

Cyprus officials pointed out that the island is located in an earthquake zone where earthquakes can occur at any time, and urged people to stay calm and vigilant.

Cyprus is a zone where secondary earthquakes are likely to occur, Strong tremor This size is unusual.

The largest earthquake in recent years was a magnitude of 6.8 in 1996, killing two people in Paphos.

On February 3, a major earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Cyprus 53 km northwest of Polis and 24 km deep.

 

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