Cyprus quake shakes east Mediterranean

Cyprus and the entire eastern Mediterranean have been shaken by an earthquake.

European earthquake monitor ESMC said the quake early on Tuesday was of magnitude 6.5 with an epicentre under the sea around 120km northwest of Limassol.

There was no initial information on possible casualties or severe damage.

Thousands of people ran out to the street and spent the night outdoors, according to Cypriot state broadcaster RIK.

The earthquake was felt in southern Turkey, Israel, Egypt and the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes, the broadcaster reported.

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