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Greece earthquake today live: Major tremors strike island of Rhodes


<p>A chapel near the village of Zakros on the eastern coast of the island of Crete that was damaged by the last earthquake to strike the country on 12 October</p>

A chapel near the village of Zakros on the eastern coast of the island of Crete that was damaged by the last earthquake to strike the country on 12 October

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A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Greece measuring between 5.9 and 6.4 on the Richter scale, with the tremors reportedly felt as far away as Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Israel.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to be close to the island of Rhodes. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported the incident on Twitter, writing: “This M6.4 earthquake was felt in Eastern Mediterranean Sea, South Greece.”

Witnesses to the quake reported feeling rooms “sway from side to side” and seeing beds and other furniture moving.

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage as Greece again reels from the impact of a major earthquake.

Joe Sommerlad19 October 2021 09:29



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