The earthquake was felt in the Aegean Sea in Greece and Turkey

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred near the Greek island of Lemnos, was felt in Athens and in many regions of Greece, and Turkey.

According to the Seismological Laboratory, University of Athens, the earthquake occurred at 16.16 local time (18.16 MSK). Tremors lasted for 2.3 seconds. The epicenter lies at a depth of 15 kilometers 32 kilometers south-east of Lemnos. No information about the devastation.

After that, for an hour in the region occurred seven aftershocks of magnitude 3.2 to 2.4. The epicenter of the earthquake was one of only 8 km from the city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos.

Earlier, Reuters reported that the tremors were felt in Istanbul and its surroundings, but reports of casualties or damage were reported.

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