5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Greek holiday islands as tremors rock Rhodes, Cyprus and Crete

A POWERFUL 5.9 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Greek island of Rhodes – with tremors felt in Cyprus and Crete.

The quake struck off the coast of Rhodes shortly after 12.30pm, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

The quake struck off the coast of Rhodes at lunchtime


The quake struck off the coast of Rhodes at lunchtimeCredit: Getty

Tremors were felt as far away as Cyprus and Crete.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake’s epicentre was nearly 400km southeast of Athens and 58km southeast of the Rhodes town of Lindos, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

The earthquake was also felt in nearby Turkey.

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HaberTurk TV said the tremors sparked panic in the provinces of Mugla, Izmir and Antalya as people rushed out of buildings.

Greece and Turkey lie in a highly seismically active region and experience hundreds of earthquakes every year.

The vast majority cause no injuries or damage.


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