Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Rattles Lesbos Island in Greece



    An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece, on Monday morning according to USGS. The temblor was reported at 5:51 a.m. The quake’s epicenter was located 70 km NE of the Island near the town of Behram on the Turkish coast.

    There are no injuries or damages reported.

    At 12:58 p.m., seven hours after the first, another tremor was felt, measuring 5.1 degrees on the Richter Scale.

    The vibration occurred at 12:58, about seven hours, that is, after the morning vibration 5 Richter who “rocked” the island of the North Sea.

    The epicenter of both quakes detected at 63km. northwest of Mytilene.

    Between the two powerful earthquakes recorded, eight minor earthquakes occured, ranging from 3 to 3.9 degrees on the Richter Scale

    Earthquakes have historically caused widespread damage across Greece, Cyprus, Sicily and other neighboring regions. In January, a series of strong earthquakes on the island of Kefalonia damaged hundreds of homes and injured more than a dozen people.

     


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