BREAKING NEWS: Earthquake (5.4R) hits Rhodes Island
Α 5.4-magnitude Earthquake shook the Greek Island of Rhodes, in Greece’s Dodecanese islands archipelago, on Thursday morning at 07:44 am.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damages so far. A preliminary reading by the Athens Institute of Geodynamics showed the tremor occurred at a depth of 17 kilometers, 37 km south-east of Rhodes.
So far, there are no reported casualties but the quake was strong enough to worry locals in Rhodes and the neighboring Greek islands. Earthquakes have historically caused widespread damage across central and southern Greece, Cyprus, Sicily, and other neighboring regions.
Last year a series of strong earthquakes on the island of Kefalonia damaged hundreds of homes and injured more than a dozen people.