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Greece rocked by 5.9 magnitude earthquake close to Rhodes


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A robust earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9, struck off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes on Wednesday, based on the Athens Geodynamic Institute. 

There have been no rapid stories of harm or accidents.

The quake was additionally felt within the close by Turkish provinces of Mugla, Izmir and Antalya, with Turkey’s AFAD emergency administration company saying it had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. 

It’s common for various seismological institutes to document variations in magnitude within the preliminary hours and days after a quake.

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There have been no rapid stories of harm or accidents in Turkey both, though the earthquake precipitated panic in Mugla province, HaberTurk tv mentioned, with residents dashing out of buildings.

The undersea quake struck at 14:37 Greek time and had an epicenter practically 400 kilometres southeast of Athens and 58 kilometres southeast of the Rhodes city of Lindos, the Athens Geodynamic Institute mentioned.

Greece and Turkey lie in a extremely seismically energetic area and expertise tons of of earthquakes annually. 

The overwhelming majority trigger no accidents or harm.


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