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Earthquake rattles with 5.7R Rhodes, Aegean islands

January 25, 2023
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An earthquake rattled with magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale the island of Rhodes and other islands in the south-eastern Aegean Sea early Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2023.

According to preliminary information the earthquake occurred at 2:37 p.m. local time. Its epicenter was in the sea area, 60 km south-east of Lindos, Rhodes.

Its focal depth was 10 km.

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According to state broadcaster ERT, the tremor was felt in almost all the Dodecanese and on Crete as well as on the western coast of Turkey..

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Locals said that the tremor had a long duration. Local media report that citizens were scared.

So far, there are no reports of injuries or material damages.

Head of Greece’s Earthquake Planning & Protection Authority, Efthymios Lekkas, said that seismologists are closely monitoring the phenomenon.

More seismic updates on @LastQuake

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