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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Cyprus.

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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake just struck Geroskipou Municipality, 2.3 km southeast of Paphos, Cyprus at a shallow depth of 10km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

The earthquake was felt in Acheleia (pop. 120) located 13 km from the epicenter, Geroskipou (pop. 8,300) 15 km away, Paphos (pop. 36,000) 16 km away, Konia (pop. 2,200) 17 km away, Chloraka (pop. 3,600) 19 km away, Empa (pop. 4,900) 20 km away, and Kissonerga (pop. 2,000) 22 km away. Very weak shaking was felt in Nicosia (pop. 200,500) located 105 km from the epicenter. There is no risk of a tsunami.

The earthquake was felt in Haifa, Israel according to ynet.

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