Significant magnitude 6.3 earthquake 132 km west of Nicosia, Cyprus
Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 01:1901:19 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A moderately shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake was reported early morning near Nicosia, Cyprus.
6.3 quake 11 Jan 3:07 am (GMT +2)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, at 3:07 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 62 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which listed it as a magnitude 6.3 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Nicosia (pop. 200,500) located 132 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: Jan 11, 2022 3:07 am (GMT +2) local time (11 Jan 2022 01:07 GMT)
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.12°N / 31.91°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus)
Primary data source: GFZ
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