Tuesday, January 11, 2022

6.6-magnitude quake rocks Mediterranean near Cyprus — RT World News

6.6-magnitude quake rocks Mediterranean near Cyprus

A 6.6-magnitude quake rattled the Mediterranean region, hitting the area to the north-west of Cyprus. The quake's depth was reported at 19.6 km (12.1 mi), according to the USGS.

The quake struck at 01:07 GMT, some 62 km (38 mi) off Paphos, a coastal city in southwest Cyprus with a population of some 36,000 people.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) initially put the quake at 6.4-magnitude, however. The tremor sent ripples across the region, and was reportedly felt in Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece and Israel among other countries.


Magnitude    Mw 6.5
Date time    2022-01-11 01:07:51.4 UTC
Location    35.20 N ; 31.89 E
Depth    51 km

Distances :

    119 km WNW of Limassol, Cyprus / pop: 154,000 / local time: 03:07:51.4 2022-01-11
57 km WNW of Pégeia, Cyprus / pop: 2,400 / local time: 03:07:51.4 2022-01-11

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