Strong earthquakes in the Aegean Sea scared Greece and Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 was registered last night at 04:52 between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Directorate of Emergencies and Natural Disasters to the Presidency (AFAD) reported.

The epicenter was 14.29 km from Ayva├žuk district in Canakkale district and 16 km. from Fr. Lesbos.

The earthquake was found to have occurred on a ridge at a depth of 14.14 kilometers.

The tremor was felt on the Greek island, as well as in Canakkale and Balkesir, Turkey. According to the first findings, there were no casualties or damage during the earthquake. Many citizens have spent the night outdoors, in front of their homes, for fear of aftershocks.

This morning, AFAD announced that there was another 4.8 earthquake at 09:39 (08:39 Bulgarian time), whose epicenter was in the same place in the Aegean Sea, between the island of Lesvos and the Turkish coast at Assos .

Canakkale District Administration made a written statement regarding the earthquakes. “According to initial information, there are no reports of casualties, injuries or damage.”,

There has been activity in the region recently. Aftershocks continue. For the last 10 hours there have been 4 earthquakes with a magnitude above 3.4 on the Richter scale.

At 05:59 there was another earthquake of magnitude 3.9, whose epicenter was in the northern part of the island of Lesbos.


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