Strong earthquake recorded off Greece

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The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM) recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 off the Greek Dodecanese archipelago. The American Institute for Geological Studies (USGS) has evaluated the magnitude of the earthquake at 5.4.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred Tuesday, January 28 off the Greek archipelago of the Dodecanese in the Aegean, a announced the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM).

The American Institute for Geological Studies (USGS) rated the magnitude of the earthquake at 5.4.
No information on possible victims or damage is available immediately.
The archipelago in question is made up of 160 islands and islets, including the island of Kos, struck in July 2017 by a powerful earthquake which left two dead and more than a hundred injured.

The south-east of the Aegean Sea is considered an earthquake risk zone. The region has experienced strong earthquakes in the past, including the Izmit earthquake in north-western Turkey in 1999.



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