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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Greece.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported that a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, 58 km south of Kos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece at around 7.31am (GMT+3). The earthquake was located at a very shallow depth of 15.6km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was most probably felt by a lot of people close to the epicenter. Damage to infrastructure was most likely not significant. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Nikia (pop. 48) located 29 km from the epicenter, Kéfalos (pop. 2,500) 50 km away, Antimacheia (pop. 2,300) 54 km away, and Kos Town (pop. 19,200) 65 km away. Very weak shaking was most likely felt in Kalymnos (pop. 12,300) located 71 km from the epicenter, Turgutreis (pop. 16,500) 78 km away, Bodrum (pop. 39,300) 84 km away, Ialysos (pop. 11,500) 92 km away, and Rhodos (pop. 56,100) 99 km away.

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