Strong Quake Rattles Southwest Cyprus; No Injuries Reported

April 15, 2015 10:58 AM

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The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says a strong earthquake has shaken the east Mediterranean island. There were no immediate reports of any serious damage or injuries.

The 5.6 magnitude tremor shortly before noon Wednesday was centered on Cyprus' southwestern coastline and was felt across the country including in the capital, Nicosia. The epicenter was 8 kilometers (5 miles) northwest of the coastal town of Paphos at a depth of 25 kilometers (15 miles).

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