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Greece earthquake hits Lesbos

June 12, 2017

Damage in Plomari village after a strong earthquake struck Lesvos island, in Greece, 12 June 2017. A strong earthquake measuring at least 6.1 on the Richter scale shook Lesvos island at 15:28 (local time) as measured by the Geodynamic Institute in Athens, or 6.3 on the Richter scale according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicentre of the quake was located in the sea 14 km south of Plomari and 34 km from Mytilene, between the island and the coast of Turkey. According to initial reports from the island, the quake has caused damage to buildings in the south and the collapse of old houses in the village of Plomari, as well as the dome on Agios Panteleimonas Church. The central road from Mytilene to Plomari and Melinta is closed due to rockfall near Agios Isidoros while Plomari Deputy Mayor Manolis Armenakas said damage has been reported in the village of Plagia.

Credit: EPA

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