Earthquake Measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale Shakes Nisyros

ATHENS — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook the island of Nisyros at 1:14 on Tuesday. The tremor occured 24 km south-southwest of Nisyros, in the Dodecanese islands, the Geodynamics Institute of National Observatory of Athens said.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Institute (EMSC) estimated that the quake had a magnitude of 5.9 and occurred at a small focal depth of about 2 km.

It is not yet known if there were any casualties or damage from the quake.


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