A 5.4R magnitude earthquake has hit southeast of the of Karpathos island, according to a preliminary reading by the Greek Geological Survey.

The powerfull tremor struck at 13:30 pm local time on January 30th.There has been no reports of injuries or damages. The earthquake had a focal depth was 23 km.
The epicenter was located in the sea area 104 km South-East of the island of Karpathos. No connection with the 6.8R earthquake in Turkey, say Greek seismologists..
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.

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