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Quake Rattles Cyprus, No Injuries

NICOSIA— 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 April 15 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).

The department said the earthquake was followed by about 10 aftershocks.

Paphos District Officer Yiannakis Mallourides said authorities reported no major damage to structures or injuries, and were monitoring the situation.

Cyprus is near a seismically active area and earthquakes occur relatively frequently. The last major quake that caused structural damage occurred some 15 years ago.

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